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The Royal Report for Sunday February 21, 2010 – Royal Love Stories – Edward & Wallis

Posted by Marilyn on February 20, 2010

Argubly the most tragic and romantic of royal love stories. He was the most dashing public figure of his day. She was a twice married American born out of wedlock. He gave up his throne for her and changed the course of royal history.

Listen to their story here.

Publications mentioned

Hello! Canada Weekly No 162 22 February 2010

Film mentioned

The Duchess

From my royal collection

Rock and Royalty by Gianni Versace

Resources used to research this episode

King Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler

The Windsor Years  by Lord Kinross

Edward VIII The Road to Abdication by Frances Donaldson

The Heart has its reasons by The Duchess of Windsor

A King’s Story The Memoirs of H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor

The Secret Life of The Duchess of Windsor by Charles  Higham

Wallis & Edward Letters 1931-1937 – The intimate correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Michael Bloch

Tune in to the next episode of The Royal Report on Sunday February 28, 2010 at 9:00PM EST (North America).

The topic will be: She was the Princess Diana of her day, he was a dashing divorced war veteran. When they fell in love, Princess Margaret would be made to choose between her royal title and lifestyle and the man she loved – Peter Townsend. This is their story.

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