Wallis Simpson was never really devoted to the Duke of Windsor and left him to suffer alone in death

Anita Durairaj

The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of WindsorPhoto byVincenzo Laviosa; Public Domain Image

An article in The Express reveals the truth behind the last few days of the Duke of Windsor's tragic life and death.

In his last days, the duke was suffering from throat cancer. His final weeks were spent in his villa in France.

The Duke of Windsor and his wife, Wallis Simpson were celebrated for their love. After all, the duke had given up the throne to marry Simpson.

However, the truth was far from reality that the couple was devoted to each or rather that Simpson was devoted to the duke.

In the article in The Express, the author and historian Andrew Lownie claimed that “Wallis was not as devoted as biographers have claimed.”

While the duke lay sick in bed, nurses cared for him. Simpson's bedroom was located on the same floor as the duke but she never really visited him or came to check up on him. Instead, the nurses did everything for the dying man.

Simpson was absent during the most crucial time - the final weeks before the death of the Duke of Windsor.

According to the nurses, the duke professed his love for his wife and would call for her. They described his calls to his wife as being "pitiful and pathetic" and "like a lamb calling for its mother."

When the duke died, there were different accounts of where Simpson had been. Some accounts claimed that she had been by his death bed but the duke's secretary had a different story to tell.

He claimed that she had been asleep when the duke died and he had to wake her up to break the news.

Nevertheless, the myth and legend of the love between the Duke and Wallis Simpson persisted beyond their passing to this day.

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