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Winifred May, Marquesa de Casa Maury (28 July 1894 – 16 March 1983), universally known by her first married name as Freda Dudley Ward, was an English socialite best known for being a mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.
The real Freda Dudley Ward is often called Prince Edward's "first love," & the two carried on a long affair. They reportedly met in 1918. At the time, Freda was 23 & a mother to two daughters & had been married for five years to the much older Liberal MP, William Dudley Ward. While Feda & Edward were open about their love for one another in the safety of aristocratic house parties & exclusive nightclubs, their romance was considered quite shameful at the time, since Freda was a married woman.
King Edward VII with his grandson Prince Alexander of Denmark, the son of his daughter Princess Maud. Maud's husband, Prince Carl of Denmark, became king of Norway in 1905 and adopted the name Haakon VII. Little Alexander then became Crown Prince Olav.
Prince John of York, youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary. An epileptic, he was sent to live in his own household, Wood Farm, on the royal Sandringham Estate when he was 12. He was accompanied by his devoted nanny, Charlotte Bill, called Lalla. John became close friends with Winifred Thomas, an asthmatic girl whose uncle was the riding master at Sandringham. John's condition worsened and he died on 18 January, 1919. He was 13 years old.