His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales performs his official duties well and is loved by those around him and his people. He enjoys entertaining his friends and has an active social life. In his private life he has, since the end of the First World War, shown a preference for having relationships with married women. When his most constant companion, Freda Dudley Ward, is unable to accompany him on his planned safari in East Africa, she suggests Lady Thelma Furness as a suitable companion. They form a close friendship and it is she who introduces the Prince to Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American living in England with her husband Ernest. Over several years, the Simpsons become regular weekend guests and after returning from a lengthy trip abroad, Lady Furness finds that Wallis has replaced her.
Did You Know?
's first wife, Tracy Reed
, was the granddaughter of Freda Dudley Ward, Edward VIII's mistress when he was Prince of Wales. See more
Thelma Furness is seen on safari in Nairobi shooting a Giraffe in fact Edward had two trips to Nairobi the first without Thelma in which he did go hunting and the second with Thelma in which he had become more concerned with wildlife conservation by then so he would hardly have allowed Thelma to go shooting. See more
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