Full Name: Wallis Simpson [Bessie Wallis Warfield]
Profession: Duchess of Windsor
Why Famous: Double-divorcee who caused King Edward VIII to abdicate in order to marry her.
- 1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divoree Wallis Simpson
- 1936-12-11 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson