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.

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.

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

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

1937: Wallis Simpson photographed by Cecil Beaton for a Vogue shoot. She is wearing an Elsa Schiaparelli gown she designed with Salvador Dali.

1937: Wallis Simpson photographed by Cecil Beaton for a Vogue shoot. She is wearing an Elsa Schiaparelli gown she designed with Salvador Dali.

'W.E.' starring Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy as Wallis and Edward. Costume Rendering by Arianne Phillips.

'W.E.' starring Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy as Wallis and Edward. Costume Rendering by Arianne Phillips.

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