Edward And Wallis, A Story Of Love And Destiny
Airs Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
"Edward And Wallis, A Story Of Love And Destiny" is the real history of a man born to be king who refused to behave like one. Instead, he believed he could use the power and majesty of the throne to pursue his obsession with his twice-divorced American mistress, Wallis Simpson.
The documentary recounts a familiar tale, but from a fascinating new perspective, exploring warning signs that were evident in Edward from an early age that ultimately led to years of scandal and controversy in the 20th century British monarchy.