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Meghan Markle May Have Made Two Nods To The American Divorcee Wallis Simpson On Her Wedding Day

Was she honouring the woman King Edward VIII left the crown for?<p>Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s glorious nuptials were full of symbolic, personal touches.<p>The Duke of Sussex’s mother, Lady Diana, was honoured in many ways, including in the Duchess’ bouquet, the ring she wore the reception and the …

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Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Ride Was Reportedly Used For Wallis Simpson’s Husband’s Funeral

Was there a meaning behind the choice in transportation?<p>The car that Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland rode in to the royal wedding featured …

Royal Weddings

Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding car was the same Rolls-Royce used to transport fellow US divorcee Wallis Simpson

THE Rolls-Royce that ferried Meghan Markle to the chapel to marry Prince Harry was the same car that took US divorcee Wallis Simpson to her husband's …

Rolls-Royce

How Meghan Markle's wedding Rolls-Royce had an unlikely royal connection

Meghan Markle's wedding Rolls-Royce was the same model that ferried US divorcee Wallis Simpson - who caused a severe constitutional crisis.<p>A …

Royal Family

Wallis Simpson – “You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.” | History Lovers Club | Page 2

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, then known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, meeting Adolf Hitler (October 1937).

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Oh Canada!

1 of 5<p>Which British King abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, and was subsequently given the title the Duke of …

Canada

Wallis Simpson: The Baltimorean Who Became A Royal

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> Before Meghan Markle accepted the hand of Prince Harry, there was another American who became a member of the Royal Family and she …

Church of England

Meghan Markle Vs. Wallis Simpson: Times Have Changed For Divorced Americans In The Monarchy

With the wedding of Meghan & Harry, an old wound is healed.<p>It’s been 81 years since the last divorced American married into the royal family, and …

Divorce

Meghan Markle isn't the first American to marry a British royal. Meet Baltimore's Wallis Simpson.

It seems likely that when Meghan Markle walks down the aisle on Saturday and says, “I do,” this divorced bride will be greeted a lot more warmly by …

Church of England

Meghan Markle isn't the first: Other commoners who married British royalty

For centuries, European royal families sought marriages with other nobles as a way to secure bloodlines and power. In the U.K. marriage to a commoner - someone who was not a member of the British nobility - was frowned upon, especially after King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry …

Royal Weddings

Meghan and Wallis: US divorcees in British royal history

Meghan Markle enters the British royal family in drastically different circumstances from the last American to join: Wallis Simpson, a name that …

Buckingham Palace

The Royal Wives of Windsor, review: a frothy but fun history taking in everyone from Wallis Simpson to Koo Stark

ITV has become a royal superfan of late. The channel aired a highly uninformative Duchess of Cornwall documentary last week, while Sunday evening saw one on royal weddings. There’s still a programme about Prince Harry to follow on Thursday but first came The Royal Wives of Windsor (ITV).<p>This lively …

Television (UK)

Who was Wallis Simpson?

WALLIS Simpson will forever be known as the woman who rocked the Royals and plunged the monarchy into crisis.<p>Her marriage to King Edward III in 1937 …

Celebrity (UK)

Wallis Simpson to be buried at Frogmore – archive, 1986

The Duchess of Windsor, who shook the British monarchy and inspired the children’s playground song, “Hark the herald angels sing, Mrs Simpson’s pinched our king,” will be buried privately on Tuesday beside the husband who gave up a throne and empire for her.<p>Her death yesterday came two months short …

Frogmore

When did Edward VIII abdicate to become Duke of Windsor, when did he marry Wallis Simpson and what were his Nazi links?

NETFLIX fans will be pleased to hear that the second season of The Crown is now available.<p>This season will delve into the Royal Family's former Nazi …

Church of England

Manolo Blahnik thinks the comparisons between Wallis Simpson and Meghan Markle are "ridiculous"

Manolo Blahnik has said that the comparisons between Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson are "ridiculous". Blahnik – whose designs have been worn by the future duchess – argued that the only similarities between the two women are that they are American and that they have both been divorced.<p>"[It's] …

Sexual Harassment

Wallis Simpson U.S. collector sets auction around Meghan-Harry wedding

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A fan of Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who married a British king 80 years ago, is hoping to capitalize on the attention around the upcoming British royal wedding by putting up for auction his collection of memorabilia.<p>The 210-item private collection, known as the …

Royal Weddings

Wallis Simpson U.S. collector sets auction around Meghan-Harry wedding | Reuters.com

The American collector will place all of his Wallis Simpson memorabilia up for sale in a single lot. Rough cut (no reporter narration)<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>The American collector will place all of his Wallis Simpson memorabilia up for sale in a single lot. Rough cut (no reporter …

Memorabilia

Meghan Markle divorced first husband 'out of the blue and sent her rings back in the POST'

Meghan Markle ended her first marriage "out of the blue" and even sent her rings back in the POST, it has been claimed.<p>The 36-year-old actress is due …

Celebrity (UK)

How Princess Diana Really Felt About Her Marriage to Prince Charles

People in the UK remember the BBC's royal correspondent Jennie Bond as a seemingly permanent fixture on TV after Princess Diana's death in 1997. She …

Prince Harry

The Crown Has Finally Cast A New Prince Philip

View Gallery26 photos<p>1 / 26<p>Getty<p>Queen Elizabeth II...<p>Season two sees Elizabeth more established in her role as Queen, but having to contend with a …

Celebrity (UK)

9 things I learnt about the royal family by Jennie Bond

Talking to Jennie Bond feels like talking to a relative you haven't spoken to in a while. After all, her familiar voice was broadcast into living rooms for fourteen years as she reported on the country's most famous family.<p>Bond, who started out as a general reporter and admits to having little …

Family

Frogmore House - The venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's evening reception

It was also the location of Harry and Meghan's official engagement shoot<p>For anyone still waiting, all the invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan …

Lifestyle (UK)

Even Stephen: Timothy Taylor’s new novel offers a compromise between King and Hawking

The Rule of Stephens<br>By Timothy Taylor<br>Penguin Random House Canada<br>240 pp; $22.95A quick, casual appraisal of my modest social circle tells me there is …

Canadian Literature

Here's What Meghan And Harry's Reception Venue Looks Like

Frogmore House was also the location of their official engagement shoot.<p>For anyone still waiting, all the invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding have now been sent out, unfortunately.<p>Kensington Palace announced that 600 people have been invited to the service at St. George's …

Sarah Ferguson

Car fit for a Prince and his American bride goes up for sale

The marriage of a certain Prince to an American this Spring may just increase interest in the sale of a remarkable collection of rare cars from a …

Leeds

7 Of The Most Shocking Royal Scandals Of All Time

Quelle horreur.<p>Generally, we look at the royal family as being the definition of prim and perfect. Between their staunch etiquette rules, their …

Camilla Parker Bowles

GALLERY: TV couples who had real life relationships

<p>Film<p>It is a sign of a good TV show when you become invested in the characters and their lives, or more specifically, their love lives! And so it is …

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Frogmore House: The royal favourite where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are holding their wedding reception

For anyone still waiting, all the invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding have now been sent out, we're afraid to say.<p>Kensington Palace announced that 600 people have been invited to the service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle and then to a lunchtime reception at St …

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