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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1937
9 in. x 6 5/8 in. (230 mm x 168 mm)
Purchased, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG P267


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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1078 portraits, Sitter associated with 349 portraits.

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Edward left England for France immediately after his Abdication speech on 11 December 1936. He and Wallis were married at the Château de Candé on 3 June 1937 by a Church of England vicar acting without the authority of his bishop. Cecil Beaton was invited to take photographs on the day before the wedding but was not asked to stay on for the ceremony itself.