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Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2011, 07:25:54 AM »
The only evidence necessary was for them to be seen in bed together and I believe that it was often a business arrangement, the "couple" having not met previously.

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« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2011, 07:47:38 AM »
Somewhere there is a very old thread on the Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor.  I cannot find it.  If someone can find it, could you please bump it up. 

There are many great pictures on that thread.

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« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2011, 08:11:13 AM »
The only evidence necessary was for them to be seen in bed together and I believe that it was often a business arrangement, the "couple" having not met previously.

It's generally believed the girl Ernest was with was Wallis's old friend Mary Kirk who he had apparently had an affair with, but it'll never be proven either way. Even at the time everyone figured it was a set-up. Wallis and David likely knew when/where it was going to happen in advance so they could easily get the "evidence" necessary for the divorce hearing.

Wallis was really freaked-out in the aftermath of the abdication that someone would come along and prove the divorce was illegal and she would be prevented from marrying David.

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Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2011, 09:30:50 AM »
Tampa Bay it has been a long time!  Good to see you again.

Here is the link:


http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=10424.0

Actually it is a link to Windsor Jewels, but might not be the Duchess of Windsor.  Perhaps that thread was lost in the site conversion so many years ago.
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Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2011, 11:43:43 AM »
Somewhere there is a very old thread on the Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor.  I cannot find it.  If someone can find it, could you please bump it up. 

There are many great pictures on that thread.

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« Reply #80 on: October 17, 2011, 03:42:12 PM »
I have that Southey's catalogue as well as the prices received  [not th buyers, howevre] All auction house  publish prices received. It is no secret.
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Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2011, 09:29:35 AM »
Can someone please post the picture of Wallis' sapphire and diamond bracelet.

Tackiest thing in the world and I just love it.
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« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2011, 10:10:26 AM »
Here is an interesting link:

http://www.steelorchids.com/blog/articles/2011/03/27/jewellery-icons-wallis-simpson-duchess-of-windsor/

I did some image searching on Google, but I can't find the sapphire and diamond bracelet.  What did it look like?
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Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2011, 10:48:55 AM »
Here is an interesting link:

http://www.steelorchids.com/blog/articles/2011/03/27/jewellery-icons-wallis-simpson-duchess-of-windsor/

I did some image searching on Google, but I can't find the sapphire and diamond bracelet.  What did it look like?



It looks like a large and gaudy mens wrist watch and I found it! 

It is on page 27 of the locked D&D of Windsor thread as are great pictures of the famous Duchess of  Windsor Jewels.

These are pictures that Martyn thought were lost to cyber space.

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« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2011, 11:06:33 AM »


Is this it?

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« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2011, 11:07:39 AM »
Yes!  That is it!

Thanks!
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« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2011, 11:24:29 AM »
It is not too over the top.  I like it, too.

I love a lot of her jewelry as I love the Art Deco look. 

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« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2011, 12:10:03 PM »
It is not too over the top.  I like it, too.

I love a lot of her jewelry as I love the Art Deco look. 


Alix, Thanks for posting the picture of the bracelet.  It is my all time favorite Wallis piece.

The bracelet looks "not too over the top" becuase of the picture.  It actually is HUGE!  I have seen a copy on someone's wrist and can you can see it from a mile away.

It is a gorgeous bracelet.

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« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2011, 04:10:27 PM »
I have a question about biographies.  Does anyone know what the best biography of Wallis would be?  I have read Greg King's book and I was disappointed in his somewhat biased lean toward Wallis and his use of her book The Heart Has Its Reasonsfor most of his sources.,

I would like to read a less favorably biased book.  One which presents both sides.

I have been checking on Amazon, but the authors are not ones that I am familiar with and I hope someone here can give me a clue.

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« Reply #89 on: October 19, 2011, 04:48:05 PM »
I have a question about biographies.  Does anyone know what the best biography of Wallis would be?  I have read Greg King's book and I was disappointed in his somewhat biased lean toward Wallis and his use of her book The Heart Has Its Reasonsfor most of his sources.,

I would like to read a less favorably biased book.  One which presents both sides.

I have been checking on Amazon, but the authors are not ones that I am familiar with and I hope someone here can give me a clue.
The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin is good. It doesn't buy into any of the silly rumors or stories yet presents both the good and bad sides very well. It's sympathetic but doesn't overlook anything.