Author(s): Rupert Godfrey
While the correspondence between the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson has been preserved and published, it had been thought that many of the Prince of Wales' letters to his earlier mistress, Mrs. Freda Dudley Ward, had been destroyed by her sometime before her death. But in November 1996, while holidaying abroad, Rupert Godfrey by chance came across 262 letters dating from 1918 to 1921, over 100 photographs, and assorted cards and memorabilia. They covered the last year of World War I and the Prince's official tours of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, when he was in his early twenties. The letters are published in this book.