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The Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – 3 June 1937

At the Chateau de Cande on 3 June 1937, the Duke of Windsor married Wallis Warfield Simpson – so to mark the day, we thought we’d post this newspaper photograph of the happy couple, as well as a report about their honeymoon plans.

With the recent news that the UK government spied on Edward VIII during the abdication crisis, combined with the extremely hands-on role that Cosmo Gordon Lang, the Archbishop of Canterbury played during the crisis, it could be that the character of the Duke of Windsor will now be seen in a new light – especially with a recent TV documentary that highlighted the Duke’s work in the area of conservation of wildlife. So it might be that a revisionist perspective on the Duke of Windsor is gradually taking place.

Interestingly, Wallis Simpson never used her official title, the Duchess of Windsor.

historical newspaper report on The Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Hull Daily Mail – Friday 04 June 1937

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19370604/005/0001

historical newspaper report on The Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Hull Daily Mail – Friday 04 June 1937

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19370604/005/0001

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