Royal Wives at War
A revealing documentary looking at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart, in a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967.
A revealing new look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart. In a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events which led to King Edward VIII giving up the throne for the woman he loved.
Combining drama reconstructions, archive footage and a chorus of acquaintances and biographers, Royal Wives at War returns to some of the original words and opinions of the two women at the heart of that battle and unravels the story of a frosty relationship between the Queen Mother and Wallis that lasted for decades.
|Executive Producer||Eamon Hardy|
|Elizabeth, Queen Mother||Emma Davies|
|Wallis Simpson||Gina McKee|
|Edward VIII||Nick Waring|
|George VI||John Sackville|
|Thelma Furness||Emma Campbell-Jones|
|Participant||Lady Colin Campbell|
|Participant||John Julius Norwich|