Argubly the most tragic and romantic of royal love stories. He was the most dashing public figure of his day. She was a twice married American born out of wedlock. He gave up his throne for her and changed the course of royal history.
Listen to their story here.
Hello! Canada Weekly No 162 22 February 2010
From my royal collection
Rock and Royalty by Gianni Versace
Resources used to research this episode
King Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler
The Windsor Years by Lord Kinross
Edward VIII The Road to Abdication by Frances Donaldson
The Heart has its reasons by The Duchess of Windsor
A King's Story The Memoirs of H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor
The Secret Life of The Duchess of Windsor by Charles Higham
Wallis & Edward Letters 1931-1937 - The intimate correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Michael Bloch
Tune in to the next episode of The Royal Report on Sunday February 28, 2010 at 9:00PM EST (North America).
The topic will be: She was the Princess Diana of her day, he was a dashing divorced war veteran. When they fell in love, Princess Margaret would be made to choose between her royal title and lifestyle and the man she loved - Peter Townsend. This is their story.
© Marilyn Braun 2010
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