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Simpson, Wallis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSimpson, WallisWallis SimpsonSimpson, Wal‧lis /ˈwɒlɪs $ ˈwɑː-/  (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 the duchess of windsor. see also Abdication
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