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Duke and Duchess of Windsor's home in Paris. Great visit with friends; everything left just as it was, as if they were coming right back!

Duke and Duchess of Windsor's home in Paris. Great visit with friends; everything left just as it was, as if they were coming right back!

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor during The Greenbrier’s 1948 Grand Re-Opening after WWII. Prince Edward was a very good-looking man. He had blonde hair and blue eyes and a boyish look on his face that lasted his entire life. Yet, for some reason, Prince Edward preferred married women.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor during The Greenbrier’s 1948 Grand Re-Opening after WWII. Prince Edward was a very good-looking man. He had blonde hair and blue eyes and a boyish look on his face that lasted his entire life. Yet, for some reason, Prince Edward preferred married women.

The Windsor's last home at 4 route du Champ d'Entraînement in the Bois de Boulogne.  The Windsors took over the house from General de Gaulle.

The Windsor's last home at 4 route du Champ d'Entraînement in the Bois de Boulogne. The Windsors took over the house from General de Gaulle.

Duke of Windsor playing with dogs while Wallis, Duchess of Windsor looks on. - 8

Duke of Windsor playing with dogs while Wallis, Duchess of Windsor looks on. - 8

Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson-Windsor (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA holding a dog in 1937 at Castle Candé, France by unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio. 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.

Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson-Windsor (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA holding a dog in 1937 at Castle Candé, France by unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio. 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.

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, Lord Louis Mountbatten and HRH The Duke of Kent laying flowers at the Duke of Windsor’s grave at the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore in 1973. After her husband’s death Wallis intended to make regular trips back to Britain to tend to David’s grave, but a combination of ill health, mental instability, and the isolating influence of her lawyer prevented Wallis from making any further trips.

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, Lord Louis Mountbatten and HRH The Duke of Kent laying flowers at the Duke of Windsor’s grave at the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore in 1973. After her husband’s death Wallis intended to make regular trips back to Britain to tend to David’s grave, but a combination of ill health, mental instability, and the isolating influence of her lawyer prevented Wallis from making any further trips.

Wallis Simpson as a child on the arm of her mother, Alice Montague Warfield. Wallis would later marry Edward VIII of England. United States of America, circa 1890.

Wallis Simpson as a child on the arm of her mother, Alice Montague Warfield. Wallis would later marry Edward VIII of England. United States of America, circa 1890.

Chose love over throne, the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII and his love,  Wallis Simpson.  Nowadays that wouldn't have been necessary. Prince Charles married a divorced Camilla Parker Bowles, née Shand, and is still an heir to the throne.

Chose love over throne, the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII and his love, Wallis Simpson. Nowadays that wouldn't have been necessary. Prince Charles married a divorced Camilla Parker Bowles, née Shand, and is still an heir to the throne.

Porcelain pug figurines of the Duchess of Windsor

Porcelain pug figurines of the Duchess of Windsor

“My husband gave up everything for me… I’m not a beautiful woman. I’m nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else. If everyone looks at me when I enter a room, my husband can feel proud of me. That’s my chief responsibility.” Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (1896 - 1986)

“My husband gave up everything for me… I’m not a beautiful woman. I’m nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else. If everyone looks at me when I enter a room, my husband can feel proud of me. That’s my chief responsibility.” Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (1896 - 1986)

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