Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Is the Duchess of Windsor expecting an heir?
February 7, 1938
The French newspaper, Paris Soir, is reporting that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor have moved into the Chateau de la Maye at Versailles for six months and "that the Duchess is expecting a child."
"The Duchess is awaiting the happy event, but it is still some time off," the newspaper stated, according to United Press.
However, the Chicago Tribune's reporter believes the report of a pregnancy is doubtful. A false alarm, in fact,.
The Tribune reports that the "rumor is apparently based on the fact" that the couple moved earlier today from the Hotel Meurice to the Chateau de la Maye and it has been suggested that that the reason for the move is due to the Duchess of Windsor's alleged pregnancy.
The Duke of Windsor's entourage has flatly denied the rumor, which does not
"prove anything one way or another."
The Tribune's correspondent did check a few of his sources, while not conclusive, suggest that the duchess is not pregnant. It has been "reliably reported" that the duchess' "dressmakers and masseuse, who massage her twice a week, " dispute the rumor.
Crowds have "loitered" all day outside the chateau, which is heavily guarded by the police.