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Hat From the Past

 to this day in 1941 when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived in Washington, the Duchess in an elegantly prim pillbox hat.

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Vintage: Hats From The Past

Gone with the wind.

One day, I bought this thing. Raf Simons for Jil Sander. I loved it. I was the only one though. Aha, my mother said. It looks like you were wearing a tie, a colleague said. 161 more words


A Duke's drive through the deep south

King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne for Wallis Simpson caused considerable turmoil in December 1936.

It had played out over several months in a will he or won’t he scenario that finally ended when he made a late night journey by sea to France after he and his brothers signed the abdication document. 1,217 more words


The Duke & Duchess of Windsor's Wedding 80 Years Later

It was a modest affair. The bride, for her third trip down the aisle, wore blue crepe. The only note of ostentation was a large diamond and sapphire brooch. 1,013 more words

The House Of Windsor



I was reading in fascinated horror an article in the Saturday Times about an interior designer to the mega rich, one Celia Sawyer. 1,217 more words


Jewel of the day: Seaman Schepps Amethyst and Carved Chalcedony Ring

Seaman Schepps had among its clients some rather well known names, perhaps foremost among them Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor. Among her legendary jewel collection were several pieces by this company (with a pair of their ear clips left to Princess Michael of Kent). 100 more words


Nazi Sympathizers In Britain

The Remains of the Day and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie share characters attracted to fascism.  They were not atypical representations.  A swath of the British upper crust, including some royals, were slow in awakening to the Nazi threat.   406 more words