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Photo: George Hoyningen-Huene, 1935. http://liviamoraes.com.br/

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Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.

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Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

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The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence: You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

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"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."

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Edward VIII abdicou do trono do Reino Unido em Dezembro de 1936 para poder se casar com Wallis Simpson, uma socialite norte-americana previamente casada e divorciada duas vezes. Foi um grande escândalo na época. Ele é o tio da Rainha Elizabeth II. http://www.noivacomclasse.com/2011_10_01_archive.html

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Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor

Bessie Wallis Warfield aka The Duchess of Windsor My great grandmothers cousin. Which means no relation..haha Jennifer, her cousin my great grandmother was named Effie Eudora Warfield ;)

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The Elevated Ice Cube

Wallis Simpson and the ex-King Edward.

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