Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thursday 3rd December 1936

National sensation! The morning papers told of “a crisis, not connected with European affairs”. Urgent conference between the Premier and the King. One paper bluntly stated, “The King has signified his desire to marry. The Cabinet does not approve of this marriage”.

The Spanish war is forgotten, also the latest record breaking flight, now in progress. Evening papers reveal all. Many pictures of Mrs Simpson. Her history, mentioning two divorces, the last decree not yet absolute. The Royal Family in conference with the Ministers. Duke of York, heir-presumptive, returned by express from Edinburgh…

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