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WALLIS SIMPSON AT THE FUNERAL OF THE MAN SHE ‘STOLE’ FROM THE BRITISH MONARCHY

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LOVE STORY History has damned Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, but she was the last one to encourage Edward VIII to abdicate the throne of England. Word has it she even offered to ‘disappear’ to China to save the British monarchy. Photo credit: The Telegraph

‘Leave them where they are’

She shouted with panic but quietly

A sense of umbrage pricked her

The remnants, all she wanted

Peering for any signs of comforting quiescence

But no relief came

These are 33 words I’ve drawn from the 33rd page of  one of Trifecta’s favorite books Elizabeth Strout‘s Olive Kitteridge and reshaped around what I imagine to be the inner turmoil of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, during and after her affair with Edward VIII, with whom she changed the course of history. I am thrilled that this weekend’s challenge at Trifextra has given me the opportunity to express my desire in 33 words to know so much more about this famous woman whom history has at once venerated and vilified.

TODAY’S WRITING TIP: THE PAST IS RIFE WITH GREAT STORIES. LEARN YOUR HISTORY AND USE IT TO SHAPE YOUR FUTURE.

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14 thoughts on “WALLIS SIMPSON AT THE FUNERAL OF THE MAN SHE ‘STOLE’ FROM THE BRITISH MONARCHY

    • Thank you. But I suggest you read up on this love affair that rocked British history. Rife with intrigued, unsolved mysteries, and unanswered questions, it was indeed “the greatest love story of the 20th century.” For all the dirt thrown at her, the Duchess of Windsor remained a lady, carrying her secrets to the grave.

  1. This is so clever. Few people ever thought sympathetically of the Duchess of Windsor, but of course her grief must have been overwhelming after all they had been to each other. She must have bitterly resented the Royal Establishment takeover of the funeral.

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