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Re: Wallis Warfield Simpson
Edward VII may have enjoyed great popularity with his subjects but he was
somewhat in the doghouse with top political leaders of Britain because he had
already become too assertive and meddling for a Twentieth Century British
monarch. Consequently, many were happy to see him go.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor had to live abroad, and they chose France.
The Nazis had the half-baked idea of using the Duke, by promising him the
throne again once Britain was defeated. The Duke and Duchess had a great
deal of difficulty excaping though Spain at the Fall of France in May 1940.
The Duke insisted that he would not be buried at Windson Castle unless Wallis
was buried next to him. Not wanting to have a recent British monarch buried
on foreign soil, British authorities reluctantly agreed. But when Wallis was
buried there, the funeral service never once mentioned her name.
But I am not sure what all this has to do with the Sinclairs.
Susan Sinclair Grady
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