What was the mystical allure of Wallis Simpson?
It was eighty years ago, on December 10, 1936 that King Edward VIII of England announced his abdication of the throne. He gave up the most powerful position in the world in order to marry the love of his life, Wallis Simpson. Wallis was forbidden fruit, a twice divorced, free-living American socialite who could never be an appropriate wife for a king. Edward gave up a kingdom for her.
Jamaican musician Harry Belafonte wrote the song ‘Love Alone’, which told the story of Edward and Wallis to a Calypso beat. Hope you like it!