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« Reply #160 on: August 25, 2018, 03:43:52 am »

Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (Royal Family Documentary) | Timeline
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« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2018, 05:09:27 am »

Thank you FrederickLouis and D.I.R. for posting the links.

Very interesting. I had not watched the footage of the Duke and Duchess at the unveiling at Marlborough House before.
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« Reply #162 on: September 28, 2018, 01:17:53 am »

The Baptism of Prince Edward of York in 1894 
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-baptism-of-prince-edward-1894-edward-albert-christian-george-22671960.html
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« Reply #163 on: October 28, 2018, 12:06:06 am »

The Duke of Windsor was interviewed about Winston Churchill.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHwKZzNHFwE
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« Reply #164 on: October 28, 2018, 09:47:50 am »

Thank you FrederickLouis for posting that link of the interview. Interesting.

When watching that interview I managed to also watch the news about when the Duke of Windsor died.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eurv2p8TvdQ
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« Reply #165 on: October 30, 2018, 12:02:48 am »

sanka, You are welcome.  Hi Hi
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« Reply #166 on: November 10, 2018, 05:19:17 am »

For those interested in reading about the Duchess of Windsor there is a new book to be released in March 2019. It is 'Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anna Pasternak.
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« Reply #167 on: November 10, 2018, 01:10:38 pm »

There is an older book called The Windsor story I found this the best one ever.
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« Reply #168 on: January 05, 2019, 04:10:07 am »

The Weird Windsors - uncensored: Explosive notebooks of an official royal biographer invited into exiled Duke's gilded cage that are confessional, controversial - and so vivid it's as if you're there
    James Pope-Hennessy interviewed many members of the Royal Family
    In 1957 he spent time with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor near Paris
    He said the Duke was actually a lot less small than he had been led to believe
    Of the Duchess he said that she was a stupid woman with a 'petty brain'
Here, in this extract from his newly-published private jottings, is an extraordinarily detailed account of the few days he spent in 1957 with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the converted mill house they had just bought near Paris. It was 21 years since the Duke — Queen Mary’s eldest son — had, as Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American socialite.
I should therefore be tempted to classify her simply as An American Woman par excellence, were it not for the suspicion that the Duchess is not a woman at all. She is one of the very oddest women I have ever seen.
He seized one of the two 1936 files and showed me various letters — until we reached one from Queen Mary, begging him not to broadcast (his abdication speech).
‘Surely you might spare yourself this strain and emotion,’ he read out. A look of real disgust crossed over his face.
‘She even tried that! Well, I ask you...if I hadn’t done that...’
We began to talk about the abdication. ‘People can say what they like for it or against it, I don’t care; but one thing is certain: I acted in good faith. And I was treated bloody shabbily.’
I said: ‘I think one of Queen Mary’s chief difficulties in understanding your dilemma was the fact that she had never been in love herself.’
‘No, I don’t think she had,’ he said. ‘You’re right. My mother was a cold woman, a cold woman. And I, you see, I suppose I had never really been in love before. No, I hadn’t. I thought I had, but I hadn’t ever been in love.’
Before we went back to the drawing room, he said with tired charm: ‘Well, I did my best, you know. I tried to bring the monarchy into touch.’
The evening passed in gossip and talk. After dinner, I was in a corner with the Duchess and we discussed Them and England, and she looked so very fierce when saying how badly they had been treated and kept referring back to the Queen Mother.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6559075/The-Weird-Windsors-uncensored-Explosive-notebooks-official-royal-biographer.html
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« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2019, 10:26:11 pm »

Edward and Wallis visited Miami in 1940.   
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« Reply #170 on: January 15, 2019, 12:03:24 am »

^ Thank you FrederickLouis for that find of the Miami visit. thankyou

The way they exited the ship reminds me of the Royal Family with Britannia.
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« Reply #171 on: January 28, 2019, 11:24:46 pm »

Edward VIII as The Prince of Wales visited Canada in 1919.   
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« Reply #172 on: February 12, 2019, 11:23:49 pm »

Edward, Prince of Wales opened the British Trade Exhibition in Copenhagen with King Christian X in 1932.   
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« Reply #173 on: March 03, 2019, 05:49:11 pm »

REVEALED: The full scope of Edward VIII's racism and hatred of 'filthy, nauseating' Australian Aborigines is detailed in letters he wrote to his mistress almost a century ago

    Letters written by king-to-be while on tour have been recorded for first time
    In one letter, then-Prince of Wales complained about 'revolting black savages' 
    He also referred to Aboriginal Australians as 'monkeys' and 'revolting' creatures
    'I just loathe any form of native stunt,' the 25-year-old wrote to his mistress

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6765947/Edward-VIIIs-racism-hatred-filthy-nauseating-Australian-Aboriginals-detailed.html

How Queen Mother put Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in Exile: Senior royal called American divorcee a 'naughty lady' as she ensured the Royal Family shunned their wedding

    Secret  letters and diaries reveal how she implied Simpson was a 'naughty lady'
    Queen Mother also wanted to 'get rid of her husband's ghosts' after he became King following 1936 abdication of Edward
    Wanted to ensure that 'no one' attended Edward's wedding - fewer than 20 went

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6765785/Queen-Mother-called-Wallis-Simpson-naughty-lady-helped-exile-Edward-VIII-France.html
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« Reply #174 on: March 04, 2019, 09:56:01 am »

^ Off to watch The Crown and Us which was on the ABC  last night in Australia.


Edward VIII must show his true colours in those letters.


It has been reported over the years about the Queen Mother's feelings towards Wallis Simpson.
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« Reply #175 on: March 04, 2019, 02:55:30 pm »

When she was Lady Elizabeth I read that she fancied Prince Edward for herself. I think she's spiteful.
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« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2019, 10:40:14 pm »

I never liked her; she was a hard evil woman.
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