Wallis at David’s funeral. Hubert de Givenchy made her outfit for her in a day so she’d have something to wear. Wallis was very grateful for his efforts though she wasn’t very picky:
”Givenchy was so kind; he came over immediately to prepare what I needed to wear. And then, too, I thought, But I’m not going to a ball; I’m going to my husband’s funeral; I’ll wear anything. I knew I would never care about clothes again, or anything else for that matter.”
The pearls were a peace offering she’d been left in Queen Mary’s will, though the two women never met.
the queen mum with princess anne and prince charles.
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The Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) wearing The Diamond Fringe Tiara.