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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.

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

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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