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The new King was a wastrel who couldn’t be bothered with his red boxes full of official documents and preferred lounging on yachts and dancing the tango to listening to his ministers, writes TONY RENNELL. More dangerously for the good governance of the land, he was besotted by his American mistress: divorced from her first husband and still married to her second spouse. He was determined that Mrs Wallis Simpson — a breezy, unconventional woman of undoubted allure, but with a shady past — would be Queen. Here was an impasse in the making. Divorce was a major social and moral stigma. The sanctity of the monarchy was at stake if he married her. But the new king was unyielding in his devotion to her. Pictured: Edward and Wallis Simpson in exile at their mansion in Biarritz, France, in 1951 after the Abdication (left), and how the story was revealed in 1936 (right).

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