King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson's love nest on sale for $8.3M
Nearly 80 years after King Edward VIII abdicated the British royal throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson, the couple's London love nest is on sale for millions.
In 1936, King George V died, passing the crown to his eldest son King Edward VIII. But just eleven months ruling all of the United Kingdom, the then-42 year old royal gave it all up for love. Despite the controversy that swirled around their relationship, he proposed to his american girlfriend, Wallis Simpson. The fact that she had divorced one husband and was about to divorce another didn't stop him.
Now, the luxurious love shack where this royal affair first began three years earlier is on sale for $8.3M. Their three bedroom, 2,400 square-foot flat in Bryanston Court was owned by Simpson at the time, but in the days since has gotten a more modern facelift.
"With beautiful finishes and lateral spaces, this apartment is ideal for someone looking for a luxurious London home," the managing director of the property agent said. "Bryanston Court's fascinating history further adds to the apartments appeal, particularly international investors who love Britain's colourful history and Royal heritage."
Despite it's history, the apartment was refused a historical plaque by English Heritage.