The true story of theiRoyal Affair that shocked an Empire On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. A powerful fairytale made all the more compelling because it actually happened, Edward & Mrs. Simpson captures the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince Of Wales and the extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she is already married and belito have had previous affairs ruffles more than a few feathers. And the scandal only heats up when the Prince becomes King and declares his intentions to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and quite available. A critically acclaimed Britishmini-series from 1978 finally available on DVD, Edward & Mrs. Simpson features seven episodes shot in sumptuous period detail and stars Edward Fox (Gandhi, A Passage to India) and Cynthia Harris (Mad About You, Three Men and a Baby).