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While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King Edward announces his intention to marry her.

Series Cast

  1. Edward Fox as King Edward VIII

    Edward Fox

    King Edward VIII

    7 Episodes

  2. Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simspon

    Cynthia Harris

    Wallis Warfield Simspon

    7 Episodes

  3. David Waller

    Stanley Baldwin

    6 Episodes

  4. Andrew Ray as Duke of York

    Andrew Ray

    Duke of York

    5 Episodes

  5. Peggy Ashcroft as Queen Mary

    Peggy Ashcroft

    Queen Mary

    5 Episodes

  6. Nigel Hawthorne as Walter Monkton

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Walter Monkton

    5 Episodes

  7. John Shrapnel as Major Alexander Hardinge

    John Shrapnel

    Major Alexander Hardinge

    5 Episodes

  8. Charles Keating as Ernest Simpson

    Charles Keating

    Ernest Simpson

    4 Episodes

  9. Peter Ellis


    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1978 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Edward and Mrs Simpson premiered on November 8, 1978.

The Abdication

(1x7, December 20, 1978) Season Finale

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Edward and Mrs Simpson
Edward and Mrs Simpson


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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