Seminole Inn in Indiantown has historical ties to the Queen’s Royal family – WPBF West Palm Beach

When you walk into the Seminole Inn in the village of Indiantown in Florida, it can seem like you stepped into a part of Florida’s cherished past.The Windsor room is just off to the left from the main lobby downstairs and it’s filled with photos of Wallis Warfield Simpson and King Edward VIII, who was then-Prince of Wales.REMEMBERING THE QUEEN: Watch: Queen Elizabeth II’s full funeral service”People come in and ask, ‘Is this the place Edward and Wallis were in,’” Jason Bryan, manager of the Seminole Inn said. “I say, ‘Yes.’”Simpson, a divorced American socialite, first met Edward VIII in London in 1928 where she lived at the time with her second husband, Earnest Aldrich Simpson, an American businessman.REMEMBERING THE QUEEN: Previously unseen photo of smiling queen revealedIn April, the Simpsons’ divorce became final and Simpson legally changed her name back to Wallis Warfield. Edward VIII became king in January 1936 but abdicated the throne in December 1936 to marry Wallis Warfield in France on June 3, 1937.The Seminole Inn, which was, at the time, owned by her uncle, Solomon Davies Warfield, became a place the couple would visit.Your Neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News”When they finally got together, she was trying to show Edward her family origins or where she came from,” Bryan said.Bryan said the inn, built in 1926, is filled with photos of the couple.The room they stayed in for dinner parties has a framed copy of Edward VIII’s declaration of abdication act.Bryan said the wood floors are of Dade County pine and the inn still opens its doors to hotel and dinner guests.For more information visit the website at SeminoleInn.comFollow us on social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

When you walk into the Seminole Inn in the village of Indiantown in Florida, it can seem like you stepped into a part of Florida’s cherished past.

The Windsor room is just off to the left from the main lobby downstairs and it’s filled with photos of Wallis Warfield Simpson and King Edward VIII, who was then-Prince of Wales.

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“People come in and ask, ‘Is this the place Edward and Wallis were in,’” Jason Bryan, manager of the Seminole Inn said. “I say, ‘Yes.’”

Simpson, a divorced American socialite, first met Edward VIII in London in 1928 where she lived at the time with her second husband, Earnest Aldrich Simpson, an American businessman.

REMEMBERING THE QUEEN: Previously unseen photo of smiling queen revealed

In April, the Simpsons’ divorce became final and Simpson legally changed her name back to Wallis Warfield.

Edward VIII became king in January 1936 but abdicated the throne in December 1936 to marry Wallis Warfield in France on June 3, 1937.

The Seminole Inn, which was, at the time, owned by her uncle, Solomon Davies Warfield, became a place the couple would visit.

Your Neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News

“When they finally got together, she was trying to show Edward her family origins or where she came from,” Bryan said.

Bryan said the inn, built in 1926, is filled with photos of the couple.

The room they stayed in for dinner parties has a framed copy of Edward VIII’s declaration of abdication act.

Bryan said the wood floors are of Dade County pine and the inn still opens its doors to hotel and dinner guests.

For more information visit the website at SeminoleInn.com

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