25 April 1986: Her death yesterday came two months short of her 90th birthday and only eight months before the 50th anniversary of King Edward VIII’s abdication to marry her

The Duchess of Windsor, who shook the British monarchy and inspired the children’s playground song, “Hark the herald angels sing, Mrs Simpson’s pinched our king,” will be buried privately on Tuesday beside the husband who gave up a throne and empire for her.

Her death yesterday came two months short of her 90th birthday and only eight months before the 50th anniversary of King Edward VIII’s abdication to marry her.

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