Spying on the Royals

Spying on the Royals

This documentary shows a rarely explored side to the infamous romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Unbeknownst to the couple, intelligence agencies were tracking their phone calls and recording their conversations.

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Spying on the Royals

46:40 | #102 | TV-PG

After his abdication, Edward and Wallis Simpson vacation in America, unaware that they are being tailed by U.S. intelligence agents. The outbreak of war and dealings with a Nazi collaborator in Lisbon raise concerns for MI5.

Spying on the Royals

46:19 | #101 | TV-PG

In 1935, suspecting that Edward was being blackmailed, King George V ordered his son to be put under surveillance. In 1936 the Home Office ordered MI5 to listen into the future king's phone calls.

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