Edward, Prince of Wales in the foreground, over an image of himself and Wallis Simpson with Adolph Hitler.
Edward, Prince of Wales in the foreground, over an image of himself and Wallis Simpson with Adolph Hitler.

That Time Hitler Tried to Fix Up the Prince of Wales

“So Terribly Young”

Viktoria Luise wearing a white day dress and a very large hat.
Viktoria Luise wearing a white day dress and a very large hat.
Viktoria Luise in 1908, photographed by Erich Sellin. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Edward in his naval uniform, posing on the deck of the HMS Renown.
Edward in his naval uniform, posing on the deck of the HMS Renown.
Edward, Prince of Wales. Image by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

“He Had Hardly Been Precise”

Von Ribbentrop standing behind Hitler. Von Ribbentrop is in uniform and looks much older than Hitler.
Von Ribbentrop standing behind Hitler. Von Ribbentrop is in uniform and looks much older than Hitler.
Hitler and von Ribbentrop. Image by Heinrich Hoffman, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

“…We Crossed the Line”

Thelma and David seated next to each other at a theater. She looks worried. He’s smiling, looking the other way.
Thelma and David seated next to each other at a theater. She looks worried. He’s smiling, looking the other way.
Thelma Furness and Prince Edward in 1932. Photo by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

“My Husband and I Were Shattered”

Princess Friederike in a formal portrait, wearing a tiara, pearl necklace, and off-the-shoulder dress.
Princess Friederike in a formal portrait, wearing a tiara, pearl necklace, and off-the-shoulder dress.
Princess Friederike. Image by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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