The World: The Widow of Windsor

Among those who were conspicuously not invited to Princess Anne's wedding was the widow of her Great-Uncle David, King Edward VIII. Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, whose husband relinquished the British throne for "the woman I love," lives quietly in an elegant French-owned villa on the fringe of Paris' Bois de Boulogne. Charles J. V. Murphy, a former editor of FORTUNE and LIFE and an old friend of the Windsors', recently visited the duchess. His report:

In his final hours, the duke was haunted by the realization that all too soon...

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