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Edward Fox was quite brilliant as David. If he didn't get a BAFTA for it, he ought to have. It was a controversial series at the time because Wallis was still alive.

Edit: here's the part where she comes in.
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Wallis and Edward attended the unveiling of the Queen Mary Plaque in London in 1967.
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Do we know what zduke of Windsor relationship with his brothers was like post abdication? I have read that he was particulary close with Duke of Kent in 1920s. I am wondering if they kept in contact afterwards. What was Duke of Kent opinion on Wallis?
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‘Appearing to be Prince Charming’ indeed. However, by the time things became serious between them I’m sure Wallis grew to realise that David was really a seething mass of neuroses and complexes, which had to be catered to. What made it worse was that he had few inner resources or intellectual curiosity and in consequence was easily bored.

I bet that there were several times in the early years of their marriage that Wallis wished she was back in her old life with Ernest. There’s only so much dog-like devotion a person can take!
I think she was OK wiht his dog like devotion... if she snapped at him, it was what he fundamentally expected... and he convinced himself that in spite of everyting she was devoted to him too and that if she snapped at him it was for his own good
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Do we know what zduke of Windsor relationship with his brothers was like post abdication? I have read that he was particulary close with Duke of Kent in 1920s. I am wondering if they kept in contact afterwards. What was Duke of Kent opinion on Wallis?
We can't know what went on behind closed doors, or even over the phone, but I think lines were firmly drawn and the Royal Family were on one side and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on the other.
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To be honest - I am really looking forward to seeing if the current Duke of Kent covers his father's relation and indeed his own relationship with the Duke of Windsor in his book.
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I doubt he himself really had a relationship with him. He was a baby at the time of the Abdication, so he can't have any recollections of time with his uncle before then, and I can't imagine Princess Marina having much contact with the Windsors after her husband's death, even if she did beforehand - she's known to have been rather snobby and wasn't even very impressed with the perfectly respectable Katharine Worsley, never mind with Wallis Simpson.

I doubt he'll want to rock the boat by coming out with any startling revelations about the Windsors: I would think he'll just say something about his father being very saddened by the whole thing.
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:33 PM
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A six-month-old Wallis with her mother, Alice Warfield.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e_Warfield.jpg

Photos Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor:
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-du...-35111245.html

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-du...-35111298.html

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I doubt he himself really had a relationship with him. He was a baby at the time of the Abdication, so he can't have any recollections of time with his uncle before then, and I can't imagine Princess Marina having much contact with the Windsors after her husband's death, even if she did beforehand - she's known to have been rather snobby and wasn't even very impressed with the perfectly respectable Katharine Worsley, never mind with Wallis Simpson.

I doubt he'll want to rock the boat by coming out with any startling revelations about the Windsors: I would think he'll just say something about his father being very saddened by the whole thing.
Agree. The Duke of KEnt is a fairly conventional royal and I can't see him saying anything about the private lives of his family, or rows within it.
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Agreed. He's not Prince Harry! It'll probably be a lot about his work with the All England Club and his various charities.
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Agreed. He's not Prince Harry! It'll probably be a lot about his work with the All England Club and his various charities.
Agreed. That does not, however, dampen my enthusiasm in the slightest. I'm actually kind of excited to read this one.
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King Edward VIII was the target of an assassination attempt in 1936.

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