Spotted this article on The New York Times website the other day. Anne Sebba has penned a new book, That Woman: the Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. The controversial former Duchess of Windsor continues to fascinate (and irritate) people long after her death.
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While scrolling through the article, I discovered that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were married on the same day Hubs and I were, June 3rd! That Woman! (Wallis continues to be blamed, this time for an event which occurred 20 years after her death...)
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Oh I suppose there are worse things than sharing your wedding anniversary with a couple who caused such scandal (and whom actually remained married for 35 years, Mrs. Simpson's longest marriage! Alright, who cares anymore? 3rd marriage was the charm!)
Mrs. Simpson definitely rivaled Elizabeth Taylor for love of jewels. Can you imagine Wallis parading around town wearing this brooch?
Actually, she did.
The happy couple and the brooch!
(Apparently the dogs were left at home)
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Will Wallis Simpson be portrayed in the book in a new light, and perhaps as possibly a heroine in exile? I'm anxious to find out!