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1935. Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene (B1900-D1968)

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Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.

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Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

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Above: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Cecil Beaton, bromide print, 1939. © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London, via the National Portrait Gallery. Below: Evening dress, by Mainbocher, c. 1938. Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Gala à l'Orangerie ball at the Château de Versailles, in June 1953. Wallis Simpson wears an amethyst, turquoises and diamond necklace made in 1947 by Cartier.

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Mainbocher, Wedding Dress and Jacket - 1937 - Made for Wallis Simpson - A defect in the stability of the dye has caused the dress to lose its 'Wallis Blue' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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W.E Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson. I know it's a movie, but still a…

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The famous wedding dress of Wallis Simpson - ode to the non-white wedding dress

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Wallis Simpson dressed in Mainbocher for Her Marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937

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Wallis Simpson, 'That Woman' After the Abdication

Wallis Simpson - she changed British History and got Collin Firth an Oscar

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