Monday, March 21, 2011

Quotes: Wallis Simpson

"My husband gave up everything for me… I'm not a beautiful woman. I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else. 

If everyone looks at me when I enter a room, my husband can feel proud of me. That's my chief responsibility."

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
(1896 - 1986)

Wallis Simpson in 1931

Wallis Simpson may well be the forthcoming centre of attention:

• A collection of Wallis Simpson's clothing, including elegant negligees, as well as luggage, Christian Dior handbags and other items owned by her, were sold at auction last week. A Louis Vuitton vanity case sold for $77,500.

• In September 2010 Sotheby's auctioned 20 pieces of Wallis Simpson's jewellery. Expected to fetch $5m, the final return was $13m.

• Madonna has co-written, and is directing, a movie titled W.E., about the romance between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

• The affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward, and his abdication to be with her, is depicted in the film The King's Speech.

• Two new biographies about Wallis Simpson are to be released soon.

"You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."
-  Wallis Simpson


  1. Is that Wallis' picture at the top of the page or a young Queen Elizabth II ????

  2. Actually it's Princess Margaret, the Queens younger sister.


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