Edward VIII abdicated his throne in December 1936 in order to marry Wallis Simpson. They were married in June 1937 at the Château de Candé in France. She wore a pale blue dress with a nipped-in buttoned waist, a Cartier brooch at her neck and a halo-like hat.

Famous Wedding Dresses

Edward VIII abdicated his throne in December 1936 in order to marry Wallis Simpson. They wed in June 1937 at the Château de Candé in France. She wore a pale blue dress with a nipped-in buttoned waist, a Cartier brooch at her neck and a halo-like hat.

Newlyweds Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII and Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, are the picture of joy after their wedding, June 3, 1937, in Monts, France. Best man Major Dudley Metcalfe is seen at right. (AP Photo) Sarsota Herald-Tribune

Newlyweds Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII and Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, are the picture of joy after their wedding, June in Monts, France. Best man Major Dudley Metcalfe is seen at right.

Wallis wore a nipped-at-the-waist dress created by Mainbocher in what was termed her signature colour of "Wallis blue" reportedly to match her eyes. Her co-ordinating blue straw hat, by Caroline Reboux, had a halo effect with pale blue tulle and her matching gloves were created from the same blue silk crepe as her dress.  In 1950 Wallis presented the dress to the Metropolitan Museum.

Wedding of Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor to Wallis Warfield, at the Chateau de Cande in Wallis wore a specially created shade 'Wallis Blue' by Mainbocher.

June 3, 1937: Wedding photo of the recently abdicated King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. (m. 1937, until his death in 1972)

King Edward VIII of England abdicates the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson.

Britain's  Duke of Windsor  married American divorcee Wallis Simpson in France following his abdication as King Edward VIII on this day 26th June, 1937.   (Wedding of Wallis Simpson now Duchess of Windsor - 1937)

Nancy Shevell's Stella McCartney wedding dress was 'inspired by Wallis Simpson'

Wallis Simpson on her third wedding day in 1936 wearing a "Wallis blue" Mainbocher dress : may their souls rest in peace

Young Wallis Simpson | Wallis Simpson as a young woman in the 1910s. Wallis Simpson, later ...

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor as a young woman in the

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. This was real true love. UK would have been so different if he had not given in to the "establishment".

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor.

King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK & wife Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA, Duke & Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day, 1937

When Wallis Simpson married Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937 she wore a pale blue dress designed by Mainbocher with a coordinated blue straw hat

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor dance at the December Ball in the Hotel Plaza, a benefit for disabled veterans' musical instruction.December 11, 1946.

King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) Prince of Wales UK & wife Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) USA, Duke & Duchess of Windsor.

April 29, 1986: The funeral of the Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, wife of the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne of England in 1936 to marry her. She died on April 24, 1986.

Funeral bearers carrying the coffin of Duchess Wallis Simpson Windsor . wife of former King Edward XIII

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