There’s a new movie coming out, W.E, based around Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, starring Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy.
In 1998, lonely New Yorker Winthrop is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward VIII's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. But Winthrop's research, including several visits to the Sotheby's auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple's life together was not as perfect as she thought.
Weaving back and forth in time, the film intertwines Wally's journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D'Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unravelling of their lives in the decades that followed.”
The September 2011 issue of Vanity Fair has done a photo shoot of the pair, and the pictures are simply so beautiful I have to post them. I love this era, the fashion is so elegant! And I’ll be first in line to see the movie!