Wallis on Film: The Crown, Part One

As fans of The Crown eagerly await the release of the fourth season of Netflix’s hugely successful royal drama, we have a perfect opportunity for another installment of Wallis on Film. For those who haven’t yet seen the series, The Crown is a lavish portrayal of the life of Queen Elizabeth II and takes inContinue reading “Wallis on Film: The Crown, Part One”

Wallis on Film: Royal Wives at War (2016)

Every pantomime needs a Prince, a villain and a fairy godmother. Nobody could ever suggest that the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson was that of fairy tales but following the abdication crisis of 1936, the British establishment seized control of the narrative and decided that it was time for a little recasting.Continue reading “Wallis on Film: Royal Wives at War (2016)”

Wallis on Film: Edward and Mrs Simpson, 1978

The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor has been told time and time again in newspaper articles and movies but there is one telling of the tale which remains the best known and is perhaps the most definitive. Edward and Mrs Simpson, first broadcast in 1978, is based on a somewhat controversial biographyContinue reading “Wallis on Film: Edward and Mrs Simpson, 1978”