*Cecil Beaton CBE (1904-1980)
A black and white photograph of Fern Bedaux on a Château de Candé balcony, on the wedding day of Edward, Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, 3 June 1937, signed by Beaton in red pen to the mount and inscribed 'To Eve and Duey with my deep love and affection, Fern'
Image 22 x 24.5cm
Charles and Fern Bedaux purchased the Château in 1927. Fern was the daughter of lawyer James Lombard of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Edward and Wallis stayed at the Château following his abdication and were married there. Controversially, Charles Bedaux arranged for the couple to meet Adolf Hitler in a PR coup for the Nazi regime.
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