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Edward VIII’s letters to royal fan accusing Britain of trying to ‘humiliate and misrepresent’ him

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King Edward VIII’s letters to a royal fan accusing Britain of trying to ‘humiliate and misrepresent’ him and Wallis Simpson in ‘parallel of today’s Royal Family’ set to go for £500 at auction

  • Monarch caused a constitutional crisis when he abdicated the throne in 1936
  • He and American divorcee Wallis later moved to France where they lived in a villa
  • Edward vented his frustrations to avid fan Lillian Boraston in a series of letters
  • Auctioneer says comments reminiscent of those made by Harry and Megan

King Edward VIII’s letters to a royal fan accusing Britain or trying to ‘humiliate and misrepresent’ him and Wallis Simpson – in what an auctioneer calls ‘a parallel of today’s Royal Family’ – are set to fetch £500 when they go under the hammer.

The controversial monarch caused a constitutional crisis when he abdicated the throne in 1936 so he could marry the American divorcee.

The events caused a deep and long-lasting rift between Edward and his young brother…

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