The elevator in Paris' Hotel Meurice is frivolous. It looks as much like a gondola as an elevator can. Into it one evening last week stepped two aged Britons—Neville Chamberlain and Viscount Halifax. They alighted at an upper floor and proceeded to the suite of the man who used to be their King-Emperor, now His Royal Highness, the Duke of Windsor.

The Duchess of Windsor, the thrice-married lady for whose love Edward VIII abdicated, is not Her Royal Highness. She is merely the 29th and lowest Duchess in the realm, a fact which...

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