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Monday, 21 November 2016

The King Swallows Idea of a Morganatic Marriage

Saturday 21st November 1936

Behind the Scenes

Mrs. Simpson had been taken by Esmond Harmsworth's idea of a morganatic marriage. The tedious formalities required of a Queen had not been to her taste anyway. She set to work on overcoming the King's objections, when he returned from his highly successful visit to South Wales. He understood that their options were narrowing and agreed to see whether the government would accept the idea as a compromise.

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