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Downton scandal involving Edward VIII's first mistress

The Prince of Wales (left) with Freda Dudley-Ward, and her husband liberal MP William Dudley-Ward

Freda Dudley Ward. an English socialite. She was the mistress of the Prince of Wales from 1918 to 1923, after which she remained his close confidante until 1934 and the beginning of his relationship with Wallis Simpson. She died in 1983, at 88, and never spoke of the affair