GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Jul. 20, 1936

¶ His Majesty King Edward VIII and the heir to the throne, His Royal Highness the Duke of York, flew in the same plane 300 miles last week, inspecting aircraft stations. An accident might thus have instantaneously made charming 10 year-old Princess ("Lilybet") Elizabeth, the Sovereign Queen and Empress.

¶ The Imperial Japanese Government, having ascertained that news mentions of King Edward and Mrs. Simpson have been snipped out of periodicals before they could be sold on newsstands in Great Britain, recently put a firm query to the Foreign Office: Could this form...

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