The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

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The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

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3 April 1988 (USA)  »

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En konge uden krone  »

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The last screen appearance to date (2006) of Olivia de Havilland. See more »

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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 »

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Wallis Simpson: I hope it doesn't rain and spoil everything.
Prince of Wales: I thought you like the rain.
Wallis Simpson: I was lying.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

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The Middy March
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Music by Kenneth Alford
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Stale version of the famous love affair stiffly acted...
7 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

One would think that with all the lavish care and expense that went into this made-for-TV movie, it would reflect something of the taste and manners of the upper class couple--Wallis Simpson and the Prince of Wales--instead of being a mawkish, unappetizing historical romance.

Nor is it helped by the fact that JANE SEYMOUR and ANTHONY ANDREWS give stiff, rather uncomfortable to watch performances in which the events move much too slowly to hold attention.

It's hard to understand why a star of OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND's caliber would wish to play the supporting role of Aunt Bessie since the role is so colorless she just about fades out of sight. At this stage in her career, Olivia was appearing in so many "nobility" roles requiring a regal presence but nothing more.

A trivial movie best left forgotten among all the made-for-TV movies of that era.


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