Sunday, 6 July 2014

Duke and Duchess of Windsor Wedding (1937)

Daily Mirror dated Friday June 4th 1937
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He had been Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India from January 20th 1936 until his abdication on December 11th 1936 when he chose a life with American divorcee Wallis Simpson over the Throne. He left England to live in Austria until Mrs Simpson's divorce was made absolute, then on June 3rd 1937 they married at the Château de Candé, near Tours in France. They remained married until his death in 1972.
On the back page there is mention of a telegram from 'veteran trade union leader Ben Tillett', which seems a little odd until you remember Edward's outspoken support for the workers and poor during the early 1930's.

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