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I couldn't find other threads on them, so I figured I'd start one. If someone finds any pictures of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson from the early 1930s, could you please post them here?

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 05:01:45 AM »
There were many, many pages devoted to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - particularly to her 'style' and jewellery - on this thread.   I have no idea where they are now which is rather a pty because not only had a vast amount of work gone into creating them, they were also an invaluable resource.

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 12:02:57 PM »
A real pity to loose all those pages about  Eddie & Wallis. There was some really creative and good-natured writing on them. As well as a lot of gorgeous pictures. Perhaps they are just lost in the re-arrangement? But- it was a one-time thing, sort of had to be there I suppose. Like EddieBoy, I too had some fun, but could never come up with those lines again. Just searching the word "wallis" however, does bring up a lot of posts where she is mentioned.
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006, 12:14:34 PM »
I think they became inaccessible when the Forum was changed. When I clicked on the threads it would say something like it couldn't be accessed. Now they have gone all together...
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 12:42:55 PM »
They used to be listed but inaccessible but now are just gone. I think the FA indicated once, before the most recent switch, that he could bring up specific parts for people upon request but that the threads themselves are unable to be reposted. Of course, I think that part that I'm referencing was lost in the software crash so am unsure.  :-\ The Windsors section seems to have been hit the worst--there were 30+ pages and now there are less than 10.
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 02:29:05 PM »
This is certainly a great pity GDElla.   Extraordinary that it was the Windsors which suffered most.   We did have a lot of entertainment while, at the same time we all learned a great deal.   

There was a wealth of information, fabulous photographs and, of course, good hearted banter and fun in those topics.   Martyn along with many others, spent countless hours sourcing , identifying, annotating and posting a kalidescope of beauty.   This is a great loss and one which proves, certainly to me, that you just can't beat a good book.   Apart from not being able to snuggle up with a laptop, one is only likely to fall prey to losing valued material by, unadvisedly, lending a treasured book.   The multitude of threads on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor simply cannot be replaced - EVER or, for that matter, found - anywhere.

I remember with particular relish, the debate about the (dubious) theft of the Duchess's jewels.   Now, there's mystery which endures.

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2006, 02:34:15 PM »


I remember with particular relish, the debate about the (dubious) theft of the Duchess's jewels.   Now, there's mystery which endures.


Very true Tsaria! I recall reading that some of the jewels listed as stolen actually appeared in the auction!!!
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 04:07:02 PM »
So...are we ready to get into the 'was there duplicity or not' discussion again? 
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006, 04:02:12 AM »
That's quite a challenge Emeraldeyes.   I am afraid the fact the a number of people spent a large amount time on research and writing some really interesting and entertaining material only to have it disappear into thin air is a bit of a disinsentive.

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006, 09:36:34 AM »
Not the Queen Maud wardrobe page to :'(, it's really a pity many valuable information got lost.
And that especially the Windsor thread was hit the hardest :-\, it contained so many beautiful pictures and information.
But I just bought a small paper about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, it contains some interesting pictures.
I will post them so thatís maybe my small amount to this thread.   :)





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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 01:36:56 PM »


Thank you for this thread..I missed out seeing the first one.  My favorite couple!



David and Wallis at St James Palace.



During the Nahlin cruise.



At home in the Bois de Boulogne.



Bois de Boulogne.



At the Mill.



The Duchess in the 1950's.

 ;D ;D ;D I will try to contain myself, and not flood this thread with pics!  ;D ;D ;D


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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 04:25:51 PM »
Also known as the Duke of Windsor, 1894-1972. Post photos of David here, from babyhood to his later years with Wallis Simpson.

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2006, 02:15:48 AM »

RomanovFan, we share a keen interest..thank you for the thread.

I get a sense on this messageboard, and others, that the topic of Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor is something perhaps to be glossed over, mentioned in passing, then "on to the next subject."  Quite understandable, given the circumstances of the abdication. He did forfeit most everything about being royal.   But what other member of the House of Windsor has stirred up so much debate, and interest, than David?  I've often wondered...had he lived out his reign until his death in 1972, with Wallis, Duchess of Windsor/Cornwall/Whatever as his Consort, and them childless, how would the line of succession played out?

Among the members of the royal family in 1972, would Lillibet still have become Queen?
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2006, 03:15:00 AM »

Today's dose of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...




With Daisy and Fred, the de Cabrols






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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2006, 04:12:35 AM »
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I've often wondered...had he lived out his reign until his death in 1972, with Wallis, Duchess of Windsor/Cornwall/Whatever as his Consort, and them childless, how would the line of succession played out?

Among the members of the royal family in 1972, would Lillibet still have become Queen?


EII would still have become Queen if Edward had not abdicated, except that it would have been in 1972 instead of 1952.  As Edward and Wallis were childless and his next brother was already dead, then his heir, being Elizabeth, was next in line for the throne.
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