The Daily Mail published an item about n interesting coin belonging to King Edward VIII which contains a hidden watch.
An intricate watch concealed within a gleaming £5 gold coin that was a love gift from King Edward VIII to
his first mistress is expected to sell for thousands when it goes under the hammer next week.
The young Prince of Wales gave the beautiful token of his affection to Freda Dudley Ward some years after he had a
passionate affair with the married socialite in 1918.
The pair had romantically met in a doorway in London's Mayfair as they sheltered from a Zeppelin raid during the
First World War.
The Prince of Wales broke off the relationship in 1934 when Wallis Simpson came into his life - the relationship
which sparked the dramatic abdication crisis.
Prince Edward was presented with the wafer-thin watch, created inside the 1902 £5 gold coin, when he opened the
Scottish Motor Exhibition in 1927 and had it engraved with the initials 'F' and 'D', for his pet name David, and
presented it to his secret lover.
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Stunning watch hidden inside £5 coin King Edward gave to the mistress he dumped for Wallis Simpson expected
to fetch £15,000 at auction
Wayne Homren, Editor
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