Wallis Simpson's 'sensuous' style up for auction

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Items once owned by Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII renounced the throne, are set to be sold in an auction.

A collection of her lingerie, handbags and luggage will be auctioned next week in central London.

A scarlet chiffon nightdress from the 1940s to early 1950s is expected to fetch up to £1,000.

Proceeds from the sale, at Kerry Taylor Auctions, will go to the Dodi International Charitable Foundation.

It helps children in need of medical care and their families in Egypt, UK, France and US.

Contents of the home occupied by the couple, who were later made the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, were bought by former Harrods owner Mohamed al-Fayed.

He bought the contents of their home on the Bois de Bologne, in Paris, when the duchess died in 1986. He later sold much of it in 1998....

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