On 3 June 1937, The Duke of Windsor, formerly known as King Edward VIII before his abdication, married an American divorcee, who was now known as Wallis Warfield after changing her name by deed poll. It was a private ceremony, at Château de Candé, France. When the Church of England refused to sanction the union, a County Durham clergyman offered to perform the ceremony. The new king, George VI, forbade members of the Royal Family to attend. Edward had particularly wanted his brothers the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent and his second cousin Louis Mountbatten to attend the ceremony. The couple were married for almost 35 years until the death of Edward on 28 May 1972.