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he W.E.3 inscription was used by Wallis in early 1935 to represent herself, Edward, and
the child they had lost some months earlier. The stylized letters W (and) E have
represented Wallis and Edward since the beginning of their intimate correspondence in
the mid 1930's. The Duke and Duchess maintained the use of 'WE' through out their
personal lives in both their jewelry and cyphers. The numeral '3' was cryptically added to
their correspondence for a short time, referencing the year 1934.
The 'WE3' inscription is found on a photograph taken in January 1935. The
portrait of Wallis, holding her Christmas present, a Cairn Terrier nicknamed Slipper, a gift
from the Prince of Wales. Wallis presented the photo to Edward and inscribed on it: WE3
with the 3 thrice underlined.
Therefore it seems appropriate for Wallis and Edward's daughter to use WE3 as the
title of her story.
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