Old Fashioned Gentlemen: Part Four

Hello readers!

Did you know Madonna has directed a film all about Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, well its called, W.E., as in Wallis and Edward and it looks beautiful!

It brought to mind that surely Edwards abdication of the British throne is surely the most gentlemanly act ever?

Fair enough they had some dubious and/or naive political associations (we’ve all seen the pictures with Hitler) but the act of giving up the rule of the British Empire is a huge gesture.

What do you think?



  1. January 3, 2012 / 10:16 am

    I forgot about that, can’t wait for it.

    No, I thought he was a spoiled brat. Apparently she didn’t much care for him and didn’t want him to abdicate but felt obliged to go along with it after he did it without consulting her. He could have been king and still married her, had he been willing to let the public get used to her the way Charles did with Camilla, but he wasn’t prepared to. Too used to getting his own way if you ask me!

  2. January 4, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Times were different then and it probably wouldn’t happen today (look at Charles and Camilla). The odds were against them yet they stayed together. Whatever your opinion, that lady had style 🙂