Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness

Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness

Born Aug 23, 1904

Thelma, Viscountess Furness, born Thelma Morgan, was a mistress of King Edward VIII, who later became the Duke of Windsor, she preceded Wallis Simpson in the affections of him. Her first name was pronounced in Spanish fashion as "TEL-ma. " Her niece is fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness.


1904 Birth Born on August 23, 1904.


1922 17 Years Old Her first husband was James Vail Converse, a grandson of Theodore N. Vail, former president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T). They were married in Washington, D.C., on 16 February 1922 when she was 17 years old; Converse was about a decade older and had been married before. They divorced in Los Angeles, California, on 10 April 1925. … Read More


1926 21 Years Old 1 More Event
They were married on 27 June 1926, and divorced in 1933 They had one son, William Anthony Furness, 2nd Viscount Furness, and as the former wife of a British nobleman she was known as Thelma, Viscountess Furness. … Read More
1927 22 Years Old …  Married in 1893, they were divorced in 1927. … Read More
1930 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The Prince asked her to dine and they met regularly until she joined the Prince on safari in East Africa early in 1930, when a closer relationship developed.
1931 26 Years Old On 10 January 1931 at her country house Burrough Court, near Melton Mowbray, she introduced the Prince to her close friend Wallis Simpson and, while visiting her sister Gloria in America between January and March 1934, she was supplanted in the Prince's affection by Simpson.
1934 29 Years Old Reacting to the Prince's coldness later that year she threw herself into a short-lived affair with Prince Aly Khan. although she had openly flirted with Prince Aly Khan during her voyage back to the UK in March 1934 which was reported to the Prince of Wales and widely reported in British and American press including the social gossip magazine of the day, Tatler. … Read More


1970 65 Years Old Lady Furness died in New York City on 29 January 1970. … Read More
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