The divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson married her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII on June 3, 1937. All these many years later, people are divided into two distinct camps about the couple, known by their twined initials as WE. Yes, they were Nazi sympathizers who socialized with members of the Third Reich. Yes, the Duke probably leaked information to the Germans. Yes, they were social leeches who borrowed houses, yachts and friends in high places. But the two of them had style which endures until today. Think double-breasted blue blazers, the Windsor-knotted tie, argyle sweaters and golf shoes, to name just three.The Duchess also had her signature style, much of it outlined in Suzy Menkes’ book, Windsor Style, which I found at the Book Thing a few months ago.
I’ve always had an interest in her because she’s a Baltimore-born gal who married an Englishman, much like my parents.
Regardless of what you think, they changed the course of history.