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The Duchess of Windsor

The Duchess of Windsor – Becoming the favourite

From their first meeting on 10 January 1931, Wallis Simpson slowly rose to become the Prince of Wales’ favourite. At the time, the Prince of Wales’s favourite was Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness, who was unhappily married to Marmaduke Furness, 1st Viscount Furness. They eventually divorced in 1933 and Thelma became known as Thelma, Viscountess Furness [read more]

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The Duchess of Windsor

The Duchess of Windsor – Her first meeting with the Prince of Wales

Ever since arriving in London, Wallis Simpson had wanted to meet the Prince of Wales. She accomplished this fairly easily through her friendship with Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness. Thelma was the Prince’s current fling and was unhappily married to Marmaduke Furness, 1st Viscount Furness. They eventually divorced in 1933 and Thelma became known as Thelma, [read more]