Duke and Duchess of Windsor

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVED

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“The King’s Speech” featured the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who both were famous for their exquisite style and attention to detail. The Duke wore plaid suits long before Daniel Day Lewis was born, and he influenced generations to follow. The pampered Duchess had a magnificent wardrobe, and some of it is being auctioned off in London on March 17 by Dodi Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed. Mohamed bought the Duchess’s house and contents after her death and he’s holding the auction for charity. The lipstick red chiffon “night” dress and capelet, above is expected to go for around $1500. The Duke indulged his beloved Duchess and many pieces are from Dior, Cartier, Schiaparelli, or Louis Vuitton, with alligator shoes (size 4) and handbags – many items featuring monogrammed initials and embroidered crowns.

MADONNA IS DIRECTING HER NEW MOVIE ABOUT THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR

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Guy Ritchie might feel a bit threatened today. Madonna started directing her second movie called W.E. and it actually sounds fascinating and very appealing to women. Abbie Cornish stars as a young unhappily married New Yorker in 1998 who becomes obsessed with the 60 year old “romance of the century” – the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. King Edward VIII had only been on the throne for a few months when he abdicated to marry his divorced love, American socialite Wallis Simpson and the scandalous couple were given the Duke and Duchess titles. The world was captivated by this romance. Abbie Cornish’s character attends an auction of the Windsor’s valuables and finds unexpected romance of her own. Surprisingly, Madonna and her old “Truth or Dare” director Alek Kesheshian cowrote the script, and they have some powerful producers.