Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

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Bessie Wallis Simpson (Warfield), Duchess of Windsor

Hebrew: ואליס סימפסון (וארפילד), Duchess of Windsor
Birthplace: Square Cottage, Monterey Inn, Blue Ridge Summit, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 24, 1986 (89)
Rue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France (Dementia)
Place of Burial: Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Teackle Wallis Warfield and Alice Warfield
Wife of Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom, Duke of Windsor
Ex-wife of Commander Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. and Ernest Aldrich Simpson

Occupation: Duchess of Windsor, socialite, Duchess Of Windsor
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About Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson; 19 June 1896– 24 April 1986) was an American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the British Empire.

In 1934, during her second marriage, she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

The King's desire to marry a twice-divorced American with two living ex-husbands caused a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, which ultimately led to the King's abdication in December 1936 to marry "the woman I love". After the abdication, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother King George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style "Her Royal Highness".

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor's Timeline

June 19, 1896
Blue Ridge Summit, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 24, 1986
Age 89
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 29, 1986
Age 89
Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom