The succession

You probably knew all this coz you’re clever:

So Liz would have been Queen anyway, only twenty years later. some comments of interest to the sad:

Wallis Simpson was a social climbing, selfish snob who proved all her life that she would always put herself and her comfort first above anybody. She never considered anybody but herself. She thought the Royal family were çommon and not sophisticated or çlassy as she herself thought of herself. She was a monumental cheap snob, who believed money was class. She was known to be reckless in her sharing of information that she had either heard from her ‘Prince’or from ‘Private Papers’ that were left lying around by her ‘Prince’and shared some of thisçlassified information” with the German Ambassador, at a time when Nazi Germany was in power and was arming up against the world.

Think he doesn’t like her.

Actually it was the Duke of Windsor who couldn’t have children. He had mumps as a teen and it descended to his testicles which made him sterile, and gave him that youthful appearance his whole life. The Duchess maybe couldn’t have children either, there really hasn’t been any proof one way or the other. King George VI died from a heart attack. He was also fighting lung cancer from his many years of heavy smoking. Part of the smoking likely came from the stress of WWII which if the Duke had never abdicated, he would have had the stress of lead the nation at war, but of course this is pure speculation.


Baldwin’s advice was probably sound, but her divorces were not what really concerned him. It was the MI6 report on her. Baldwin had a long list of her previous lovers, including Count Ciano, Mussolini’s foreign minister. He also knew of her admiration for fascist and Nazi regimes. She would be an enormous security risk, one no responsible British government could ever allow. His worst nightmare was if the King had agreed not to marry her, but had retained her as mistress – which was what she actually preferred.

Fortunately, Edward – who really didn’t want to be King, because it involved such onerous and boring duties – insisted on marrying her, and was easily persuaded to abdicate. That was by far the best outcome – quietly doing away with him was probably not an option. She did influence him to commit treason and was guilty of espionage herself, later. God only knows what would have happened had he actually been King in 1940. If so, Elizabeth II might not be on the Throne now, because there wouldn’t be a Throne.


I can’t possibly be the only one who has always found it bizarre that the head of the monarchy being the head of the Church of England was somehow an impediment to divorce. The whole existence of the Church of England owes to a King wanting to be able to divorce his wife any time he felt like it, so you would think that rather than prohibiting the king or queen from being divorced, it would practically require that they be divorced.


Try to imagine scenarios where Megs becomes Queen.

3 comments for “The succession

  1. dearieme
    May 16, 2018 at 20:30

    “a King wanting to be able to divorce his wife any time he felt like it”: actually he wanted an annulment of his marriage to Katherine. As a rich and powerful Roman Catholic he expected such on demand and was really pissed off that he was refused.

  2. Bill
    May 17, 2018 at 06:25

    “He was also fighting lung cancer from his many years of heavy smoking. ”

    That reads to me as politically correct anti smoking propaganda slotted in for ‘today’s readers’.

  3. May 17, 2018 at 06:42

    Yes, I do another royal mess Thursday morning.

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