June 19: Happy Birthday, Wallis!

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Wallis Simpson [Bessie Wallis Warfield] was born on  June 19, 1896 (and died in 1986)
The double-divorcee American caused King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne in order to marry her.
Edward was the first and the only British Monarch so far who abdicated voluntarily. His brother was proclaimed King George VI on 12th of December 1937 and Edward’s new title became “Duke of Windsor”

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