No stranger to scandal herself, you can see why Madonna chose the story of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson as the topic of her second directorial offering W.E.. Setting the tone a world away from The King’s Speech, although clearly with a lot of the same certainties and ceremonies, her first (and possibly only) act […]
It’s a little difficult to sort out what really went on when Mike Tindall and some of his teammates went to a nightclub on Sunday in Queenstown, New Zealand, where they are competing for the Rugby World Cup. But it’s safe to say it may be tough for Zara Phillips’ new husband and the captain […]
We all know about the famed romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, widely viewed as one of the great love stories of the twentieth century, the real-life fairy tale of a king who gave up his empire for the woman he loved. And while there’s no question that Edward abdicated because of his love […]
More than seven decades after their distinctly anti-royal wedding, the romance between Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson continues to fascinate. One of those fascinated by the couple has been Madonna, who like Simpson, knows first-hand what it’s like to be an American celebrity in Britain. Madge has just written and directed her own movie, W.E., […]
The rules of love are difficult to define, constantly changing, draconian and libertarian at one and the same time, and hard to read through all the steam, but there are common threads which unite generations. Beautiful women fall for ugly men, that’s a common (and if I may say, rather snooty) observation that comes up […]
Not every royal has as public and pageant-filled a wedding as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s will be. When the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married Wallis Simpson on June 3, 1937, it was a rather simpler affair. Edward had abdicated from the throne in order to marry the woman he loved, the […]
Kate Middleton will be a military bride when she walks down the aisle on April 29. Prince William has expressed wishes to see the front lines of war, but is this even possible for a man who will one day be King? BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt looks at the history of the royals and military service.
Wallis Simpson never became Queen, but the Baltimore-raised society hostess did win the heart of a King. The 1930s love affair between Wallis, the American socialite, and King Edward VIII, ended with the King abdicating so he could be with the woman he adored. In those days, it was considered unacceptable for a British monarch […]