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.
Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor.
Wallis Simpson Hated by the British establishment, and one half of one of the most scandalous love affairs of the 20th century, Wallis Simpson was, and still remains, a divisive character in British royal history
Bessie Wallis Warfield (Spencer-Simpson-Windsor) (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA as a school girl with long hair & a hat by unknown photographer in 1906, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.. She is the future wife of the Prince of Wales, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew David, later King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK.
"In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respects no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made."