Britain's Duke of Windsor married American divorcee Wallis Simpson in France following his abdication as King Edward VIII on this day 26th June, 1937. (Wedding of Wallis Simpson now Duchess of Windsor - 1937)
Newlyweds Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII and Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, are the picture of joy after their wedding, June 3, 1937, in Monts, France. Best man Major Dudley Metcalfe is seen at right.
Chose love over throne, the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII and his love, Wallis Simpson. Nowadays that wouldn't have been necessary. Prince Charles married a divorced Camilla Parker Bowles, née Shand, and is still an heir to the throne.
W.E. "He was the one with charm. She was amusing, quick not witty, bright but not charming, though clearly she had charm for him. She used to wave her hands around a lot; they were very large hands and she also had a loud voice, an ugly one, and she never stopped talking."