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This historical miniseries depicts the uproar in the British monarchy in the 1930s, when King Edward chose to give up his throne in order to marry the American Wallis Simpson. Simpson had been divorced twice before, and both the Parliament and the Church of England objected to the marriage. The series was originally broadcast in 1978 on the British ITV network, and it has since aired worldwide, including on the American A&E cable network.

1 Season, 7 Episodes
November 8, 1978
Drama, History, Mini-Series
Cast: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, David Waller, Peggy Ashcroft
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Edward and Mrs Simpson Full Episode Guide

  • King Edward shocks his nation when he announces that he is giving up the throne of Great Britain in order to be with the woman he loves.

  • King Edward tries to get government support for a morgantic marriage to Wallis Simpson but gets nowhere with this proposal.

  • With the silence of the press about to break, Edward is forced to tell the royal family about his intention to marry Wallis.

  • Wallis proceeds with her divorce and there is increasing concern in official British government circles as to what the future may hold for her and King Edward.

  • After Edward becomes King, Wallis as her husband decide to get a divorce. Edward wants to be with her but receives legal advice that the King could never marry a divorcee.

  • Wallis, still married to her second husband, becomes the mistress of the Prince of Wales. King George and Queen Mary worry about the relationship and then Edward takes the throne upon the death of his father.

  • In the series opener, Edward, Prince of Wales, is introduced to American socialite Wallis Warfield Simpson for the first time and becomes enamored with her.

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