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Spying on the Royals

Spying on the Royals


Newly-declassified documents shed light on a secret spy mission that tailed some of Britain’s best-known star-crossed lovers: King Edward VIII his American paramour, Wallis Simpson. This film profiles the stunning, highly controversial espionage operation carried out against the pair in 1936. They were bugged, wiretapped and followed, on the orders of both the British king and the American president. A tale of intrigue, ambition and ill-fated romance unspools as the special reveals one royal secret after the next. 1 1/2 hours on 1 Disc. SDH.

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Spying on the Royals Secret files shed new light on the scandalous romance of Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson. On the weekend of December 5, 1936, a frazzled King Edward VIII sat alone at Buckingham Palace. In secret, he telephoned his brother Bertie to tell him of his major decision - that he could no longer be King if it meant abandoning the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson. But little did the royal brothers know that others were listening to their call. Declassified documents bring to light the secret story behind the events that stunned the world eighty years ago, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history. The targets were none other than King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson. Both were considered major security threats and were suspected of having Nazi sympathies by both Britain and America. This top-secret surveillance operation involved hundreds of spies over eleven years, spanning two continents, eight countries, and the Atlantic Ocean. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed - on the orders of both the British king and the American president. This two-part documentary will reveal the greatest royal scandal of the twentieth century through an entirely new perspective.

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Format: DVD
Genre: Royalty
Run Time: 94 min
Number of Discs: 1
Region: Region 1
UPC Code : 841887036474
Editorial Reviews: “full of magical underwater moments and caught-on-camera firsts” – The Independent