René Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her, discusses the infamous lives of King Edward Vlll and Wallis Simpson. Silvin provides an overview of the Duke and Duchess’ life: Their formative years, the story of the “scandalous” royal romance, the December 1936 abdication, the couple’s duties during World War II and their roles as King and Queen of international society during the post-war years. He will reveal little known facts about the Duke’s death and funeral in 1972 as well as the Duchess’ lonely years leading up to the onset of her dementia. The presentation will conclude with a discreet description of the Duchess’ last years and her 1986 funeral at Frogmore, the British Royal Family’s cemetery.
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