28.05.

1972: Death of the Duke of Windsor, the King who Renounced the Throne for his Love

1972: Death of the Duke of Windsor, the King who Renounced the Throne for his Love
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The Duke of Windsor died in the “Villa Windsor” in Paris, located within the Bois de Boulogne.

The Duke of Windsor, former English king Edward VIII, died on this day in 1972. He had abdicated back in 1936 in order to marry the American woman Wallis Simpson. He remains the only man in history who bore the title Duke of Windsor, since he died without issue.

The Duke died near Paris, in a villa in which he had lived with his wife. It was located in the suburb called Neuilly-sur-Seine, within the famous Bois de Boulogne public park. Nicknamed the “Villa Windsor”, it wasn’t a large building, but was located in a very attractive location (surrounded by a spacious park, but still pretty close to the center of Paris).

At the moment of his death the Duke of Windsor was 77 years old. His wife Wallis outlived him for 14 years, also dying near Paris. Even though they died in France, both were buried in England, near Windsor Castle (Queen Victoria, the Duke’s grandmother, was also buried there).

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