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And the romantic proposal stories that go with them.
From Grace Kelly's 10-carat sparkler to Kate Middleton's oval sapphire, these royal engagement rings will be talked about for years to come.The Spouse: Prince Harry (married 2018)The Jewel: A 3-carat cushion cut diamond with two diamonds flanking the center stone on a yellow gold ...
 
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The first bracelet was a custom piece for the Duchess of Windsor, but now you can get one of your own for a cool $1.2 million.
Emeralds, onyx, diamonds, a brooch!” is what Jeanne Toussaint is said to have screamed after spotting a panther in the wild while on safari with Louis Cartier. By then she was already director of Cartier Jewelry, and soon after the Big Cats ...
 
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Biographer Anna Pasternak's new book about the Duchess of Windsor takes a closer look at the woman involved in one of the most scandalous love stories in history.
In 1936, King Edward VIII, was informed via letter that Parliament would not back his marriage to Wallis Simpson. Upon receiving that letter, he decided to abdicate the throne. The following excerpt from Anna Pasternak's new book, The Real Wallis Simpson, details how Simpson reacted ...
 
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Chris Granlund, an executive producer on the new documentary Margaret: A Rebel Princess, shares why we're still so fascinated by the Queen's late sister.
In many ways, there would be no Duchess Meghan had there not been a Princess Margaret. The new documentary Margaret: A Rebel Princess explores the Queen's late sister's life and loves as they coincided with changing social norms in Britain.Ahead of part two of the series, ...
 
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Simpson was laid to rest alongside her husband, the Duke of Windsor.
Frogmore House, one of the royal family's many residences, came back into the news this past month when we learned of its two new high-profile residents: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Harry, a longtime occupant of Kensington Palace, will start fresh with his ...
 
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Was Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, really a Nazi sympathizer?
Much has been said about Edward VIII’s ties to Adolf Hitler—it’s a detail that has found its way into countless biographical pieces, often accompanied by a series of half-truths and unbacked speculation. But what is the story behind the Duke and Duchess ...
 
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The American socialite started out as the king's mistress.
The British Royal family is welcoming a new member after Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle officially announced their engagement. While Markle is one of the lucky few American women to have caught the eye of a foreign prince over the years, ...
 
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All is fair in love and war, and no other family knows that better than the British royals.
Whether it's because of her Hollywood status, American upbringing, or mixed race roots, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Suits actress Meghan Markle has caused some controversy in the U.K.In fact, the criticism has often been so harsh, Harry was forced to issue a statement through his communications secretary last November ...
 
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From meeting Adolf Hitler to cheating on their clothing rations, King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson were surrounded by controversy.
When King Edward VIII gave up the British throne—which eventually led to the abdication crisis and his younger brother Albert taking his place—to marry twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, it caused quite a controversy. Even after their low-key wedding and unofficial exile to ...
 
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The rare, fresh-water asymmetrical pearl was once just the clasp for her purse.
After his abdication, the Duke of Windsor couldn’t offer Wallis Simpson the throne, but he showered her with lavish jewels for the rest of his life. After the Duchess of Windsor’s death, her famous jewels made history at a 1987 Sotheby’s auction ...
 
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She may be the sole reason Queen Elizabeth II rules today.
Wallis Simpson has the unfortunate reputation of being the woman who caused a strain in the British monarchy during the time of King Edward VII. Her relationship with the new king would forever be known as the cause of the “abdication crisis” ...
 
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A look back at the controversial marriage of Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, 80 years later.
For a love story that changed the British monarchy forever, Edward VIII's wedding to Wallis Simpson was a relatively modest affair.Eighty years ago—and just six months after his abdication from the British throne rocked the royal family and the nation—the former King ...
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