03/04/2011 03:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wallis Simpson Auction: Duchess of Windsor's Belongings Up For Sale

Wallis Simpson's lingerie, handbags, and luggage are being auctioned off in London on March 17, and we have the pictures.

Perhaps the most famous divorcée in British history, Wallis--later, The Duchess of Windsor--was notorious for her affair with King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry her.

Their story was an integral part of The King's Speech, which garnered four Academy Awards last week, including Best Picture.

Proceeds from the auction, held by Kerry Taylor Auctioneers, will be donated to the Dodi International Charitable Foundation, which benefits children in need of medical care.

Click through our picks from the collection and tell us what you think--would you bid for a piece of history?

Wallis Simpson Auction