Check It Out: An Actual Royal Love Letter, Downton-Style

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Earlier this week, in the wake of a Downton Abbey plotline about a love letter from the future King of England, we took a look at the real history of Edward VIII’s missives to his mistresses — including Freda Dudley Ward, the woman whose appearance in the Crawleys’ lives led to a bit more excitement than they usually get at Downton.

Now, for your reading-other-peoples’-mail pleasure, here’s a look at one of Edward VIII’s actual letters to Mrs. Dudley Ward:

Edward VIII Letter

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