December 11, 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown for the love of Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily ever after. But do they? This is a story of a couple financially exploiting their position, all the while manipulating the media to portray themselves as victims. Andrew Lownie shows in dramatic fashion how their glittering world was riddled with treachery and betrayal - and why the royal family never forgave the duke for choosing love over duty.