The queen's abdication
from the largely ceremonial role had been widely expected, but it is sure to bring an outpouring of sentimental and patriotic feelings among the Dutch, most of whom adore Beatrix, affectionately nicknamed Bea.
During the months of turmoil leading up to the abdication
, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin had called Sir Vernon Kell, the head of MI5.
i have a great cast who have worked hard and are very dedicated, although the younger members of cast find it hard to realise how upsetting and unsettling things like the King's death and the abdication
were, for a nation still badly scarred from a terrible war.
But as a newly discovered cache of letters written around the time of the abdication
reveal, Simpson's feelings may have been more ambivalent.
However, biographer Anne Sebba may have the answers to the unsolved questions as she sifts through a newly discovered cache of documents, which includes letters written by Simpson around the time of the abdication
crisis that unfolded during 1936 gripped the country and the biography reveals, through previously unseen documents, how the royal family was in turmoil.
Edward VIII's abdication
, in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson, a divorcee, was based on political rather than legal opposition to the marriage on the part of the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin.
In the case of an accession, caused by the death of the present queen, the only viable course will be that of abdication
In fact, as Elizabeth knew from her own alleged support of Thomas Wyatt's revolt in 1554 against her sister, Mary Tudor, and from her imprisonment of Mary, queen of Scots, after her for ced abdication
and flight to England, all the marriages of sixteenth-century British queens regnant, both to natives and to foreigners, led to rebellions against their governments principally because contemporaries believed that their husbands, as the head of the household, would naturally become their realms' actual rulers.
The Queen Mother was instrumental in preventing the Duke and Duchess of Windsor from returning to England in the wake of the 1936 Abdication
Crisis, according to files released yesterday.
A LABOUR MP is demanding the immediate release of all remaining official records covering the abdication
of King Edward VIII in 1936.
On the abdication
, she accepted with no less determination her new responsibility.
The odds on Charles becoming king next year are 10/1 - and it's 33/1 that the Queen will announce her abdication
during her Christmas speech.
BOOKMAKERS William Hill have dramatically halved their odds on the Queen announcing her abdication
in this year's Christmas speech.
As Duchess of York, her smile was even on chocolate boxes but at the time of the abdication
, and afterwards, she was an extremely vindictive woman.