Accepted at Last

That Women in the window of Hatchard’s Piccadilly book store
Seeing my book in the window of Hatchard’s Piccadilly book store, sandwiched between the Duchess of Devonshire and Churchill’s daughter, Lady Soames, gave me a frisson of pleasure. Of course it is a most illustrious position for me but I wondered if Wallis herself would give a toss? Probably not. After all much of the aristocracy did not have a problem with her and Churchill certainly did not. The elite London circles in which she moved encouraged her to think all would eventually be well… The real opposition to the idea of Wallis as Queen came from the middle classes, the Church and the Dominions. I think she’d be quite comfortable between these two National Treasures who’d probably give her a pat on the back have plenty to say to her after all these years.

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