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Cecil Beaton- Wallis Simpson en robe d’organdi, au château de Candé (France), 1937

Wallis Simpson (American socialite) Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, King Edward The VIII of the United Kingdom and The Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her. Her husband was a Nazi sympathizer which left him disgraced the rest of his life. They were forced to live primarily in a recluse manner hidden away from society and to stay out of the press. A life of loneliness and isolation.

The Duchess of Windsor by Mig_R, via Flickr

Wallis Warfield Simpson rocked the British Monarchy when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry a twice divorced American. They were exiled to Paris, and became The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Wallis Warfield Simpson married the Duke of Windsor

When they finally started for their honeymoon in an Austrian castle they had 226 pieces of luggage, of which 183 were trunks. In London it often took half an hour for her to buy one pair of hose. Just to get the right shade. The dinning room table at first had a mirror top. She had it changed to clear glass. She explained, ‘I got tired of looking up my guest’s noses.’

The Duchess of Windsor by Cecil Beaton Vogue 1937 gown: Schaparelli