King Edward VIII may have been strongly suspected of sympathising with the Nazis but as the only British monarch to abdicate voluntarily in the name of love he could also be a soppy so-and-so. The cheeky chappie pictured here is a diamond frog which was a gift from The Duke of Windsor to his lover Wallis Simpson. It is being offered in Bonhams’ fine jewellery sale in New Bond Street on September 17 together with a diamond brooch designed as the Prince of Wales’ feathers. The two items are estimated to sell for £5000-10,000.
The diamond and green peridot frog dates from 1937, when he married Simpson after stepping down several months earlier so his brother became George VI. more