Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Edward plans to extend cruise

August 21, 1936

Continental newspapers and magazines are "devoting much attention" to photographs of King Edward VIII, who is currently cruising the Mediterranean on board the Nahlin.   The yacht is visiting ports on the Dalmatian coast, reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

French newspapers are reporting that Edward is enjoying his holidays and plans to extend the cruise.

Today's copy of the French illustrated newspaper Vu has published photographs of King Edward walking along the quay in Split.  The king was accompanied by Mrs. Ernest Simpson of Baltimore, Maryland.    Mrs. Simpson's name recently appeared in the Court Circular "as among the guests at intimate dinner parties" hosted by the king.

The king's other guests on the cruise are Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten, Alfred Duff Cooper and Lady Diana Cooper, the American-born Lady Cunard, and Lord and Lady Brownlow.

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