Pocket watch given to Edward VIII by Wallis Simpson to be auctioned





A pocket watch given to Edward VIII by Wallis Simpson is expected to fetch £60,000 at auction.

The onyx Cartier pocket watch is inscribed "Easter 12/4/36" and is one of four items being auctioned off in the sale.

Other items belonging to the Duchess of Windsor include a silver-gilt seal box, which has a guide price of £50,000 pounds, an 18ct pencil holder which is expected to fetch £12,000 pounds and a 14ct pocket magnifying glass with a guide of £8,000 pounds.

King Edward VIII abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936 so that he could marry the twice-divorced American.

She died in 1986 and is buried next to her husband in Frogmore, Windsor, Berks.




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