Wallis had already left the country, and had arrived in France. The ex-king went to Austria, to begin his exile. They spent the next five months apart. She was with friends on the Riviera. But he sent her dozens of letters, and telephoned every day.
“I have never known, in the course of all knowledge, one person so utterly possessed by another… as he was by her. It was very remarkable. It wasn’t domination. It was a form of possession.”