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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Lochte: Glad I missed Harry's nude party

Lochte: Glad I missed Harry's nude party

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte said Thursday he was glad he didn't stay with Britain's Prince Harry after the two had a swimming race in Las Vegas.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Madonna, an American pop star who is no stranger to scandal, says she could relate to Wallis Simpson, the controversial historic figure at the center of "W.E.," the royal romance she directed, produced and co-wrote.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Duke's dog collars to be auctioned

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A sale of collars and leashes used by the pugs of the duke and duchess of Windsor may fetch up to $5,800, says Bonhams auction house in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Prince William's girlfriend at Balmoral

ROYAL DEESIDE, Scotland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- British royal watchers say Kate Middleton turned a corner in her romance with Prince William by being invited to hunt at Balmoral during the weekend.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2003 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Former President Jimmy Carter began an historic trip to Cuba on this date in 2002. He was the first U.S. president, in or out of office, to visit the island since communists seized control in 1959. While there, Carter criticized Fidel Castro's one-party r
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for May 12-18.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for May 5-11.
By United Press International
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986), was an American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, Emperor of India.

Wallis's father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to a U.S. naval officer, was punctuated with periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1934, during her second marriage, she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

The King's desire to marry a woman with two living ex-husbands caused a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, which ultimately led to the King's abdication in December 1936 to marry "the woman I love". After the abdication, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style "Her Royal Highness".

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