GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Aug. 10, 1936

¶ Palace officials said that Queen Mary, peeping unobserved from behind a Buckingham window curtain last week, shed tears of motherly joy as 5,000 Canadian War veterans demonstrated in extraordinary fashion their deep affection for her son Edward VIII.

Officially veterans had been invited only to have tea on the lawn of Buckingham Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, following the Canadian pilgrimage to see King Edward dedicate the Vimy Ridge memorial in France (TIME, Aug. 3). Unexpectedly His Majesty arrived and was shouldering his way unannounced through the mass of...

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