From France, Wallis urges him to fight, but Edward abdicates and departs.
As royal negotiations continue, the British press breaks the story, and Edward announces his marriage on radio.
The prime minister pressures Edward, who cannot proceed with the coronation and instead goes to South Wales.
Letters appear in U.S. papers about a divorce for Wallis, but Edward suppresses the news in Britain.
After the death of George V, new King Edward VIII continues to woo Wallis, eventually making it public.
After showering Wallis with gifts, Edward becomes intimate with her during a yacht cruise.
The Prince of Wales (Edward Fox) meets American Mrs. Wallis Simpson (Cynthia Harris) at his home, Fort Belvedere.