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Public and Political: General: HRH the Duke of Windsor: Correspondence., 26 Oct 1936 - 05 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/300

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Correspondents on the Duke of Windsor include: Sir Walter Monckton [former Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor] on subjects including the Duke's aggrieved attitude and WSC's influence on him (4); Neville Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; the Duke of Windsor on subjects including a visit from WSC, and his own tours of Germany and the United States (3); 1st Lord Wigram [Keeper of the King's Archives]; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell; Michael Beaumont on the omission of Windsor from the Civil List; Reverend William Geikie-Cobb; Carl Bechhofer Roberts on the use of the press in the Abdication Crisis; Sir Terence O'Connor, Solicitor-General.Other subjects include: financial provision for Windsor and meetings of the Civil List Committee; the pace of rearmament; the disclosure of details from the Civil List; bitterness towards Windsor; the risk of Windsor arousing anti-Nazi feeling by travelling to the United States in a German ship.Also includes: press cutting from the New York American on King Edward VIII's decision to marry Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor]; note of a conversation between WSC and Lord Wigram on an allowance to be made to Windsor by King George VI, ministerial advice to the King, conditions for Windsor's return to Britain, and royal recognition of the Duchess; [?] press transcript of Wallis Simpson's divorce hearing; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Marie Belloc Lowndes [Marie Lowndes], David Lloyd George and George VI.


  • Creation: 26 Oct 1936 - 05 Dec 1937

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