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LONDON : Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who has died aged 101, never forgave the king who forced her shy, stuttering husband George onto the British throne.
She also maintained a vendetta against American divorcee Wallis Simpson, for whom King Edward VIII gave up the crown in the 1936 Abdication Crisis.
After only a few months as king following the death of his father George V, Edward shocked his family and the nation by insisting he would marry Simpson, who as a divorcee was barred from becoming queen by royal tradition and public sentiment.
A reluctant Elizabeth and her self-effacing husband George - Edward's younger brother - were crowned in …