KING EDWARD VIII - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DUCHESS OF WINDSOR (WALLIS SIMPSON) - HFSID 159277
Sale Price $765.00
EDWARD VIII and WALLIS: THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR
Both sign a green album leaf, to which a printed caption has been affixed.
Signatures: "Wallis Windsor" and "Edward/Duke of Windsor", 5x4½ green album leaf. Printed caption affixed with clear tape above signatures. In 1930, Edward, Prince of Wales, known for having a number of affairs, met and fell in love with a married American woman, Mrs. Wallis Simpson. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936, concern about his private life grew in the Cabinet, especially over his association with Mrs. Simpson. Her status as a then two-time American divorcée was unacceptable as potential Queen material. On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII executed an Instrument of Abdication that was given legal effect the following day. He was never crowned, his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Edward (1894-1972) and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), settled in France and were married for 35 years. Lightly toned near right edge and darkened under tape strip. Light stain touches "wa" of "Edward". Otherwise, fine condition.
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