PRINCE EDWARDS - MRS. SIMPSON Vintage shot Britain's Prince Edward and his American lover Wallace Simpson on a paddle boat. Newspaper headlines from the Daily Mirror, reporting the forthcoming marriage of the prince and his lover.
KING EDWARD VIII ABDICATES HIS THRONE FOR MRS. WALLACE SIMPSON - BROADCAST & MONTAGE Montage of scenes and the famous broadcast of King Edward VIII announcing his abdication of the throne for the woman he loves. A radio station is in a flurry of activity, radio towers carry the speech to radios and citizens line up on the streets to hear the news. A picture of a serene Mrs. Wallace Simpson smiles reassuringly and the Duke and Duchess of York play in a park with their children perhaps still unaware they are the new royal family.
THE NAHLIN - 1936 LOVE BOAT The British steam yacht Nahlin moves through the water after being chartered by the Duke of Lancaster who is actually King Edward VIII. Among his guests on board is Mrs. Wallace Simpson who he will later abdicate his throne for.
Date: 1936 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:20:00, No Audio
FORMER RESIDENCE OF MRS. BESSIE WALLACE SIMPSON In an amusing before and nearly after the childhood residence where Mrs. Bessie Wallace Simpson lived in Baltimore, Maryland is contrasted with Buckingham Palace where she might have lived had King Edward VIII been able to marry her and keep his throne. Instead he abdicated his throne to be with the woman he loved.
PRIME MINISTER STANLEY BALDWIN & MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT Big Ben symbolizes the clock ticking for members of English parliament and their leader Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin as they all ponder what to do about the crisis of King Edward VIIIs proposed marriage to Mrs. Wallace Simpson.
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