People, Jul. 3, 1972

"The woman I love" for whom Edward VIII renounced the British throne was not the only one. A forthcoming biography of the late Duke of Windsor, by his friend Frances Donaldson, tells the story of his long friendship with Mrs. Dudley Ward, wife of a Liberal Party whip in the House of Commons. They met in 1917, during an air raid, when Freda Ward took refuge in the cellar of a house where a noisy party was going on. She chatted in the gloom with an unknown guest in his early 20s, and after...

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