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Edward & Mrs. Simpson 

7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in ... See full summary »
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 King Edward VIII 7 episodes, 1978
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 Wallis Warfield Simpson 7 episodes, 1978
David Waller ...
 Stanley Baldwin 6 episodes, 1978
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 Queen Mary 5 episodes, 1978
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 Walter Monkton 5 episodes, 1978
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 Major Alexander Hardinge 5 episodes, 1978
Andrew Ray ...
 Duke of York 5 episodes, 1978
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 Aunt Bessie Merryman 4 episodes, 1978
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 Ernest Simpson 4 episodes, 1978
Peter Ellis ...
Amanda Reiss ...
 Duchess of York 4 episodes, 1978
T.R. Bowen ...
 Duff Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
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 Lady Diana Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
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 Lady Colefax 3 episodes, 1978
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 Chips Channon 3 episodes, 1978
Nuala Barrie ...
 Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting 3 episodes, 1978
Rosanne Wickes ...
 Princess Mary 3 episodes, 1978
Wensley Pithey ...
 Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 1978
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 Clement Attlee 3 episodes, 1978
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7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King Edward announces his intentions to marry her. Written by Kathy Li

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He abandoned crown and country for the woman he loved.

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Drama | History | Romance

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23 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Eduardo y la señora Simpson  »

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Bessie Love (Emerald Cunard) died on April 26, 1986, only two days after Wallis Simpson (the Duchess of Windsor). See more »

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Followed by Bertie and Elizabeth (2002) See more »

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God Save the King
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This is probably my favorite movie of all time.
13 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy British history. This movie is a fine and accurate adaptation of the life of King Edward VIII who fell helplessly in love with Wallis Warfield Simpson. The actors are top-notch, the location scenes feel authentic, and the music is very enjoyable.

The movie opens with the (then) Prince Edward going on an African Safari, accompanied by one of his (married) lovers. Soon after, he meets up with Wallis and the rest, as they say, truly is history.

This is a rather long movie, but I have enjoyed it many, many times.


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