(1896-1986) a US woman, often known simply as Mrs Simpson, who had a relationship with the British king Edward VIII. Because she had already been married twice before, Edward was not allowed to marry her. In 1938, he decided to abdicate (=give up his position as king) so that he could marry her. She then became theDuchess of Windsor.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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