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Old Yesterday, 06:53 AM
 
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New book on the "real" Wallis Simpson paints her in more flattering light. That she was much a victim of circumstances and never set out to force things into what became the abdication crisis.


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Old Yesterday, 08:15 AM
 
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She was Yoko before Yoko.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
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You can never tell when the love bug will hit....
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 AM
 
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New book on the "real" Wallis Simpson paints her in more flattering light. That she was much a victim of circumstances and never set out to force things into what became the abdication crisis.


http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...303-story.html
In 2003 secret government MI5 and Special Branch files on the 1936 abdication crisis were released and it became clear that Wallis Simpson took a Mayfair car salesman called Guy Marcus Trundle (a married man from York) as her lover while she was in a relationship with Edward, Prince of Wales.

Joseph Kennedy, the American ambassador at the time, described Mrs Simpson as a "tart", and his wife, Rose, refused to dine with her.

BBC NEWS | UK | Mrs Simpson's secret lover revealed

Wallis Simpson's extraordinary collection of lovers | Daily Mail Online

Car dealer was Wallis Simpson's secret lover | UK news | The Guardian

King Edward VIII bugged during abdication crisis - BBC News


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Old Yesterday, 10:38 AM
 
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She was Yoko before Yoko.
The Queen's mother never forgave Wallis Simpson, and blamed her for her husband, King George VI early death. He was never meant to be King, and was a nervous type, with a bad stammer. When his brother abdicated, he became a reluctant King.

He died of cancer from heavy smoking, but the stress of the job was what Queen Elizabeth blamed for it. That she felt was down to Wallis Simpson, and her marrying Edward VIII. He couldn't have the throne, and her as well.
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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The Prince was a weak silly man.... cant blame her for him being a womaniser and fool.. he wasnt up for the job as King and would have been a complete failure as he was too much of a playboy.. and I think used Wallis as his scapegoat to get out of being crowned... he left his weak stammering brother in a state over his abdication.. but who turned out to be a decent King .. It seems David or Edward was a skivvy servant to Wallis. she would laugh at him in front of company as he was so stupid and weak. and had him pandering to her every whim.. I dont think she ever loved him at all.. Wallis s words were You cant be too rich or too thin....I read she deserted him on his death bed when he was dying of throat cancer... she was off with someone else . but who knows...
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
 
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Not to mention his blatant worshipping of Nazi Germany. I believe he was actually on military duty in some capacity in France and after the German invasion took off for a chateau to escape the onslaught to protect his own hide. An action that would have been treated as desertion in the face of the enemy for a lesser individual. And I believe he may have even provided the Germans with classified information.
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Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM
 
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Not to mention his blatant worshipping of Nazi Germany. I believe he was actually on military duty in some capacity in France and after the German invasion took off for a chateau to escape the onslaught to protect his own hide. An action that would have been treated as desertion in the face of the enemy for a lesser individual. And I believe he may have even provided the Germans with classified information.
Edward was uncle of the young princess Elizabeth and brother of George VI
He briefly became King himself in 1936 but abdicated just 326 days later because of his plans to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson - a marriage government and church figures deemed unacceptable
Replaced by George VI, Edward was one of the shortest reigning monarchs in British history
In October 1937, Edward and his wife - by now the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - visited Nazi Germany with the idea of discussing becoming a figurehead for an international movement for peace on Hitler's terms
During the controversial visit they met Hitler and dined with his deputy, Rudolf Hess
Evidence emerged Edward went to the early stages of a concentration camp, although it is not thought evidence of mass murder was made clear to him
He moved to France with the Duchess after the war and died there in 1972
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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Not to mention his blatant worshipping of Nazi Germany. I believe he was actually on military duty in some capacity in France and after the German invasion took off for a chateau to escape the onslaught to protect his own hide. An action that would have been treated as desertion in the face of the enemy for a lesser individual. And I believe he may have even provided the Germans with classified information.

Yes, he was lucky to have his traitorous life spared and got sent to the Bahamas for the rest of the war.

According to British intelligence, she had many affairs and at least one was with a top Hitler aide. Hitler had high hopes pinned on the couple, and it seems they were very much in collusion with the plan to restore him to the throne with Wallis as his queen.

American intelligence was just as concerned and kept them under surveillance.

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Old Yesterday, 01:32 PM
 
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The Queen's mother never forgave Wallis Simpson, and blamed her for her husband, King George VI early death. He was never meant to be King, and was a nervous type, with a bad stammer. When his brother abdicated, he became a reluctant King.

He died of cancer from heavy smoking, but the stress of the job was what Queen Elizabeth blamed for it. That she felt was down to Wallis Simpson, and her marrying Edward VIII. He couldn't have the throne, and her as well.
I reckon ole Mary of Teck should have accepted the Baltimore Bimbo and thrown her support behind their nuptials.

Might have spared the realm from the image of David hanging out with Herr Hitler.
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