Foreign News: A Light in the Window

"Who?" asked astonished Britons. "The Duke and Duchess of Windsor — coming back to England? Really!" Nevertheless, British papers announced last week that the former King Edward VIII and his wife, the former Wallis Warfield Simpson, would soon return to Britain. They have lived in informal exile ever since Edward abdicated his throne (1936) to marry the Baltimore-born "woman I love." Court circles were stiffly unastonished, implying that they had known for weeks of King George VI 's approval of his brother's return. The homecoming was un officially scheduled for August, when the royal family will be rusticating in Scotland's Balmoral...

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