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CHAR 2/264 Public and Political: General: Abdication of Edward VIII: Correspondence and memoranda.

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CHAR 2/264/16-26

Typescript memorandum by WSC, marked 'secret' on the abdication crisis on subjects including: the attachment between Edward VIII [earlier Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] and Wallis Simpson; Edward VIII's sense of duty; WSC's advice that Wallis Simpson should not go to Balmoral; meetings with Walter Monckton [former Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales] and with Edward VIII at Fort Belvedere [Berkshire]; and the text of a letter from WSC to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin urging that the King should be allowed time to make a decision.

10 folios
Dec 1936