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Wallis Simpson
Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel, accompanied by her mother, Ms Doria Ragland, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Saturday May 19, 2018.  Rick Findler/Pool via REUTERS - RC12EC641080
The Rolls-Royce that ferried Meghan Markle to the chapel to marry Prince Harry was the same car that took US divorcee Wallis Simpson to her husband's funeral.

What Would Wallis Say? What would Wallis say if she were there that day, a divorcee too, American through and through? Did she offensively blink when Diana winked? She and Adolf were friends. Let’s not pretend. Her man was the King, who discarded all things to take her as wife, this love of his life. In that space of time, divorce was a crime so, he put down The Crown when Wallis was found. Life was no fairytale but great love did prevail. Ugly words were said and ugly words they read. Socialites all the style in unspoken exile. What would Wallis say if she were there that day? Would she turn up her chin in a bigoted grin or grow greatly dazed by the change of ways? Do you think she’d be glad that this woman had been loved and accepted where she was rejected? 5/29/18

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Date: 10/13/2018 9:27:00 PM
Congratulations on your fairytale win, Sian, great imagery and so well done. I thought I had read this and left a comment. I'm sorry I didn't :)
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Date: 6/24/2018 12:08:00 PM
I guess that these same thoughts have entered in the mind of almost all the peoples who have seen the wedding, it sure was a really beautiful poem with a eye opening topic,
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Janis Thompson
Date: 6/28/2018 10:41:00 AM
True yet history is beautiful. Thanks Faraz.
Date: 5/30/2018 4:51:00 AM
Love this poem! Says so much, and much of it not pretty!
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Janis Thompson
Date: 6/28/2018 10:42:00 AM
No. Wallis Simpson's life was not pretty. People romanticized it.
Date: 5/29/2018 9:24:00 PM
This is an exceptional write, Janice. I can remember when divorce was rare. These days it's as common as marriage.
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Date: 5/30/2018 2:48:00 AM
Unfortunately so. We must believe that love will get stronger. Thanks for the comment.