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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Edward Viii
There may be several things to quibble about in "The Woman Before Wallis." It is repetitive, overly detailed and can drag on, but if you want the lowdown on the well-born, the intimate details of a major royal sex scandal and elaborate cover-up, the book provides a really dishy read.
Royal officials say Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, the Duke of Kent, has suffered a mild stroke.
Britain's Prince Harry has been caught on camera doing something embarrassing _ again.
The celebrity gossip website TMZ on Tuesday posted photos of the 27-year-old royal cavorting nude with an unidentified woman in a VIP suite in Las Vegas.
Pealing church bells, artillery salutes and crowds cheering "God save the queen!" greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, the last of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne.
Pealing church bells, artillery salutes and crowds cheering, "God save the queen!" greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday on the last of four days of diamond jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne.
Twenty-six years after her death, the notorious Mrs. Simpson, a.k.a. Wallis, the late duchess of Windsor, is making a comeback. In an ironic twist, the vermillion-lipped adventuress who nearly cratered the British monarchy and served as the catalyst for Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, is muscling in on Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.
It's easy to sniff at Madonna's sham remix of the historical events that form the basis of "W.E.," a film that twins Wallis Simpson's royal romance with King Edward VIII and the yearnings of a contemporary Manhattan socialite.
The story of the woman known to billions as Queen Elizabeth II remains a remarkable one. After the sudden passing of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor assumed the throne at the age of 26. It was the 1950s, an era when few women held positions of power and Great Britain was still recovering from the ravages of World War II.
Madonna and the stars of her movie "W.E." have attended the U.K. premiere of the film in London.
There may be few people better suited than Madonna to tell the story of the two-time American divorcee for whom Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated his throne.
For American readers, it may seem a stretch from Tom Paine to Kim Philby, from pamphlets and polemics to treason. But seen from Britain, Paine was just another of those figures, apparently produced in some abundance there, who made common cause with enemies of their nation.
Watch out, Kate Middleton. Another royal consort is in the limelight as the royal wedding approaches.
Lingerie, handbags and luggage once owned by Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee who shook the British monarchy, are due to be auctioned off in London.
The Oscar race for best picture is widely expected to come down to two films, both of which are dogged by questions of veracity.