The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.
Did You Know?
Towards the end Edward recites the poem "If I were king..." from Justin Huntly McCarthy's 1901 novel and play of that name filmed in 1938. Although these recount the life of medieval French poet Francois Villon, the poem is McCarthy's creation. See more
In one funeral flashback set in 1972, the coffin is carried in with the Duke of Windsor's flag, but the trumpeters have the "GR" cipher of George V, last used in 1936. See more
I wonder what my old débutante friends in Baltimore would say if they knew I, Bessie Wallis Warfield was ten feet away from the future King of England?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Playing on gramophone in Wallis' flat See more