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in the Palace' • you can just imagine the difficulty that the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin faced, when he attempted to impress upon the king the peril to the integrity of the monarchy caused by the private friendship with a divorcée. Discussions of a morganatic marriage were pursued, but on December 2 Baldwin assured him that this was impracticable. It was doomed by being somewhat hurriedly and forcibly put to the dominions and by the explosion of the whole matter in the press and Parliament on December 3. On the following day the word abdication appeared in the newspapers for the first time.
The king therefore made his final decision and submitted his abdication on December 10, 1936.
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