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The American woman for whom the British king renounced the crown – 1896.

The American woman for whom the British king renounced the crown – 1896.

Wallis and Edward met when she was 34 and he was 36. They became lovers reportedly about 3 years after they met. Edward VIII. he decided to reject the royal crown of Great Britain so that he could marry her.

On June 19, 1896, the famous American Wallis Simpson was born, for whom the British King Edward VIII. resigned from the throne. Namely, Edward VIII. he decided to reject the royal crown of Great Britain so that he could marry her. Note that he was also the ruler of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland, and the emperor of India. All these royal titles were abdicated to his brother George VI. (father of today’s British Queen Elizabeth II.)

Wallis was born on this day at Blue Ridge Summit in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Her birth name was actually Bessie Wallis Warfield, with the middle name Wallis inherited from her father (this unusual name can be both male and female). She later rejected Bessie’s first name, and she only got the Simpson surname from her second husband, Ernest Aldrich Simpson, whom she was still married to when Edward fell in love with her.

Wallis and Edward met when she was 34 and he was 36. They became lovers reportedly about 3 years after dating.

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