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on 12 August 2014
Super book, many lovely photos of the Duke and Duchess and their
Friends and families many never before seen, very informative,plenty
Of information about the couple from the beginning of their lives until
The end. Highly recommend this book, worth every penny.
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on 7 May 2016
A very interesting book with informative text and many pictures. I'm glad to have it in my collection now.
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on 11 April 2001
...The photgraphs are interesting - but often there is no list of who's in them. The history is there but almost as a frame for the photagraphs.
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on 29 August 2007
A beautiful book packed with stunning photographs which takes one inside the life of the Windsors.
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on 7 November 2014
The Abdication was really a conspiracy to get rid of the most popular Prince of Wales. He was asked to go through with the coronation and then marry Mrs Simpson but he said "I couldn't be anointed with a lie in my mind". Of course he led a rather quiet life but not of his desire, he was blocked at every turn in the search for work. The new King and and particularly the scorned Elizabeth Lyon as Queen Elizabeth were terrified of his charm and abilty and so he was refused a job and not allowed to live in England. They refused to let him keep his beloved Fort which he had renovated and made a splendid garden. The Duke of Windsor was not given the money which was his by right and despite the jewellery he bought his wife it was nothing compared to the jewellery he was used to seeing on Royal ladies. His mother, as a widow had fifty five staff and many houses and palaces. Compared to his family he lived a relatively quiet life, gardening in the only house he could afford to buy. Their Paris home was rented. Quite a quiet life when compared to palaces,carriages, coaches, country homes, state occasions, banquets, jewels, foreign travel, aircraft, yacht, royal tours and hundreds of staff. The Duchess of Windsor wore the the same jewels over and over again unlike the Queen who once remarked when looking at a ruby necklace worth millions "have I worn this?" A life of idleness was not what the Duke and Duchess of Windsor wanted, it was enforced upon them with every avenue and door shut.
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on 20 December 2014
loved this book
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