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Wallis Simpson...She caused a king to abdicate his throne. She changed the course of history. The 1936 abdication changed the course of British succession. Queen Elizabeth II's reign is the direct result of her uncle King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate in favour of his younger brother, King George VI. The divorced American became the Duchess of Windsor, was exiled with her husband and became pariahs in the Royal Family and to the British.


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Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, Late 1930s

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from Mail Online

George VI gilt writing set hated by Queen Mother because it was gift from Edward sells for just £5,000

Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. He was known as the Duke of Windsor.

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Wallis Simpson: A Life in Style

“I’m nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else.” – Wallis Simpson

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"It would take four ordinary duchesses to make one Duchess of Windsor." - Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

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