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A candid letter by Wallis Simpson disclosing her and the Duke of Windsor's 'money woes' has come to light 75 years on.
The American socialite confides in the 1947 correspondence that Edward VIII is 'near breaking point' and she does not know whether 'he will have a bob left'.
She reveals their financial difficulties to Major Gray Phillips, the Duke's equerry from 1939 to 1946.
Edward was receiving an annual £21,000 allowance from his brother George VI - the equivalent of £1.4million in today's money - but this seemingly could not cover their lavish lifestyle in Paris.