Television drama starring Joely Richardson. When Wallis Simpson (Richardson) meets Edward (Stephen Campbell Moore), Prince of Wales, he is charmed by her flirtatious and straight-talking manner and begs her to divorce her husband, Ernest (David Westhead). George V (Clifford Rose) dies and Edward becomes King, but he has no desire to give up Wallis for a life of Royal duty. As a constitutional crisis grips the nation, Edward and the British Government lock horns. The Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin (Richard Johnson), insists that Wallis cannot become Queen. Despite Wallis's pleas for him to remain King, Edward feels forced to choose between his royal destiny and the woman he loves.