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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

(1896-1986), Wife of Duke of Windsor

Sitter in 194 portraits
Born Bessie Wallis Warfield in Pennsylvania, she married Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr in 1916. Divorced in 1927, she married Ernest Simpson in 1928. They met Edward, Prince of Wales in London in 1931. When the Prince became King, his insistence on marrying the twice-divorced American precipitated a constitutional crisis that led to his abdication in 1936. He was created Duke of Windsor and the couple married soon after. The couple settled in Paris after the war.

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x34348

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x34348

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x29433

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x29433

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195061

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 20 June 1964
NPG x195061

Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor, by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield - NPG x128487

Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, September 1967
NPG x128487

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, 1931
NPG P332

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1935
NPG P870(15)

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Kelly

3 February 2017, 01:11

Hello,
Her name is not Elizabeth Wallis Warfield, it is Bessie Wallis Warfield. Named after her aunt Bessie, and not short for Elizabeth.

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