American socialite Wallis Simpson (nee Bessie Wallis Warfield) (1896 - 1986) a week before King Edward VIII abdicated. She became Duchess of Windsor in June 1937 after her marriage to Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor. (Photo by Fayer/Getty Images)

American socialite  Wallis Simpson (nee Bessie Wallis Warfield)  (1896 - 1986) a week before King Edward VIII abdicated.  She became Duchess of Windsor in June 1937 after her marriage to Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor.   (Photo by Fayer/Getty Images)