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Write Call or phone c 8960. 1937 Tours Are rapidly filling Reserve Early to avoid a apr disappointment of info i in Tutsi i join Bonds touk1st club and obtain full benefits. Of Bonds 2sss Tours a tourist House Opp. Station North Terrace Central 8950 ship under sealed orders takes sex King away reported to be bound for Italy in simple and sincere broadcast asks for loyalty to new ruler crowds gather in London for proclamation of Georee i. With his destination not yet definitely known sex King Edward Viii. Has gone from England. About 2 . He left the naval dockyards Portsmouth either in the admiralty yacht enchantress or in a destroyer. The destroyer wolfhound left Portland under sealed orders and another destroyer believed to be the fury also departed. According to one report by the daily Telegraph an authoritative paper he is bound for Italy. Shortly before 2 ., the abdicated King drove into Portsmouth dockyards. His car was followed by two brakes filled with Luggage. Utmost secrecy marked the departure and Only a few dockyard workers who were on duty were allowed to remain inside the Gates. Blinds in the Royal car were drawn but several naval officers who saluted the car As stopped evidently had been prepared for the arrival. While officers directed the Transfer of the Luggage Edward Viii. Stood chatting with Admiral sir William Fisher commander in chief of Portsmouth station. Sir William was the last to Farewell his former ruler As Edward stepped into the wait ing enchantress. Departing Monarch s sincere Farewell 7.30 am. Today Adelaide time the whole Empire of British Peoples listened sorrowfully admiring Ray. Feeling Ray to the final act of King Edward a Tel of England s eleven months reign. With the simple announcement this is Windsor Castle his Royal highness Prince Edward the departing Monarch approached the microphone and made his Farewell to his former subjects in a Short speech As simple As was sincere. Later from Marlborough House the Queen Mother expressed her thanks for the understanding and kind expressions of sympathy which poured spontaneously from mothers in every Corner of the Empire and who Best understood the distress caused in her heart by her son s momentous decision. In London today about 8.30 . Adelaide time the accession Council met . James9 Palace and some time later crowds began to gather for the proclamation of King George i. Impossible to carry heavy Burden 7.30 . Adelaide time King Edward til having signed the act of abdication Broad cast to the people of the Empire and to the world his Farewell message. was simple Frank and concise. The opening words of the announcer were this to Windsor Castle his roya.1 highness Prince Edward the message was last i am Able to say a few words of my own. I have never wanted to withhold anything but until now has not been constitutionally possible or me to speak. I discharged my last duty As King and emperor a few hours ago. Now i have been succeeded by my brother the Duke of York. My first words must be to declare my allegiance to him. This i do with All my heart. You All know the reasons that impelled me to renounce the throne but i want you to understand that in making up my mind i did not forget that country or that Empire which As Prince of Wales and lately As King i for 25 years tried to serve. Bat Yon Mast believe me when i Teli Yon i found impassible to carry the heavy Burden of responsibility and discharge my duties As Kin As i would wish to do without the help and support of the woman i love. I want you to know that the Deci Sion i have made has been mine and mine alone. This was a thing i had to judge entirely for myself. The other person most nearly concerned had tried up to the last to persuade me to take a different course. I have made this most serious decision of my life Only upon that single thought of what would in the end be Best for All. This decision has been made less difficult for me by the tenure knowledge that my brother with Bis Long training in the Public affairs of this country and with his Fine qualities will be Able to take my place forthwith without interruption or injury to the life and Progress of the Empire. Be has one matchless Blessing enjoyed by so Many of Yon and not bestowed on me a Happy Home with wife and children. During these hard Days 1 have beet comforted by her majesty my Mother and my family the ministers of the Crown particularly or. Baldwin. Have always treated me with full consideration. There has never been any constitutional difference Between me and them or Between me and Parlia ment. Bred in constitutional traditions by my father i should never have allowed such an Issue to arise. Ever since i was Prince of Wales and later when i occupied the throne i have been treated with kindness by All classes of people and wherever i lived or journeyed throughout the Empire. For that i am most grateful. I now quit altogether All Public affairs and Lay Down my Burden. May be some time before 1 return to my native land but i shall always follow the fortunes of the British race and the Empire with profound interest _ if any time in the future 1 can be found of service to his majesty in Rny private station i shall not fail. Now we All have a new King i wish him and you. His people happiness and Prosperity with All my heart. God bless Yon All. God save the King. The broadcast was made in the same High pitched measured tones As he less than a year ago employed when he said of his father now Falls on me to succeed him and to carry on his work his resonant voice gave full value to every dignified word and the passage containing reference to the other person was delivered with deep earnestness. The Only sign of faltering was when he acknowledged the Comfort received from Queen Mary. His final Benediction god bless you All was followed by a Clarion voiced god save the King which rang out like a trumpet a Royal proclamation. None heard unmoved and in the tense silence following this utterance the Rustle of his papers could be heard. was As if destiny was turning the pages of history. Other references pages 2 and 3 the proclamation of the accession of Kin George i. To the throne was read in London this after noon. This general View shows the bareheaded crowd during the proclamation read by the Clarenc Eaux King of or. A. W. Stewart the Royal Exchange of the accession of the former Monarch. Kins Edward. New King and Princess Elizabeth exercising Royal Lodge King George Al then the Duke of York gave special permission for this picture to be taken of himself and the heir presumptive Princess Elizabeth As they were Riding in the Park Royal Lodge Windsor on april 21 this year the occasion of the Princess tenth birthday anniversary. London phones remain silent London. December 12. While King Edward pm. Was broadcasting not one Tele phone Call was received one of the biggest manual exchanges in London which is unparalleled. In the theatres men stood in silence and women openly wept. Mrs. Simpson hears talk Flowers sent by sex King Cannes december 12. Sphere was an emotional scene the Villa Loviei last night when mrs. Simpson Pale and sad faced and deeply moved listened to Edward s broadcast. In the room was a bouquet of Mimosa White Lilac and red roses received from him that morn ing. Throughout the Day mrs. Simpson scarcely spoke to those round her. She asked particularly that the wireless set should be specially prepared for the broadcast. I Hope we will be Able to hear the speech clearly she said. As 10 . Approached mrs. Simpson sat in an easy chair near the wireless in the drawing room. Lord Brownlow. Lord in waiting to the King sat oppo site. They both listened intently to the Farewell which came clearly Over the hundreds of Miles from England. Mrs. Simpson had risen later yester Day than usual about noon. Then she spoke for nearly half an hour by Tele phone with London and As she walked away from the instrument was seen that her eyes were very tired. She was preoccupied luncheon and the brightness she had shown during the past week had vanished. Although was dreary and wet in the afternoon mrs. Simpson went for a drive for two hours. Outside the Villa crowds have dwindled but steel helmeted Mobile guards have been posted the Entrance for the first time historic ceremony of proclamation England and Canberra London saturday. Long before the time set Down for the proclamation of King George vi., crowds gathered in London streets today to witness the traditional ceremony. From the friary Balcony of . James Palace surrounded by All the traditional pageantry of heraldry the1 Garter King of will read the kind s proclamation. is the custom which was followed by King George v. And King Edward Viil to watch the ceremony from the window of the Armor room. The magnificence of the old world uniforms of the Earl marshal and the heralds pursuivant which Are plentifully embroidered with Gold give a sparkle of color to the impressive Cere Mony. The guards of Honor in front of the Palace will be brought smartly to Tention As four heralds wearing huge Black Ermine trimmed cocked hats and Vance on to the Balcony. Trumpeters will sound a double fanfare and then in a tense silence the Garter King of will read the proclamation. God save the King ends the historic document and the paraded troops will come sharply to attention after the heralds have again sounded their trumpets the National Anthem follows and then the Garter King of and the heralds pursuivant in Royal coaches will be taken to Charing Cross along troop lined streets and escorted by guardsmen. In Charing Cross the Monu ment the heralds again will sound the fanfare. The Lancaster Herald will read the proclamation which will end with a fanfare and the procession will go along the strand to the City. The rights of the City of in Inion Are jealously guarded and not even a new King May Challenge them. The City marshal will Challenge the official party before enters the City and the party will demand Entrance to to proclaim his majesty King George Al to the lord mayor the Blu Mantle pursuivant will deliver the order in Council directing the Reading of the proclamation. The Barrier to the City will then be removed. J the Corner of chancery Lane. 50 Yards within the City boundaries and outside the Royal Exchange the proclamation will be read with the Cere Mony inseparable from . The Scarlet Robed City fathers will return in procession to the Guildhall proclamation Canberra Canberra saturday. The Al new King was. Officially pro proclaimed Canberra in the pre sence of the governor general lord Gowrie 10 o clock to night. The ceremony was attended by the prime minister or. Lyons and the Only two of his colleagues still in can Berra the treasurer or. Casey and the minister of Trade treaties sir Henry Gullett. took place the foot of the statue or the new King s father in the King s Hall. Hollywood beat world3 offer to King los Angeles. Saturday. We Are authorised to offer King Edward one million dollars and mrs. Wallis Simpson half a million Dol Lars for one Cinema picture illustrating the present London drama the greatest Royal love Triangle of All time declared a broadcast from Hollywood Early on thursday. Thus America s movie Centre anticipated the abdication of King Edward and beat the world in making Over the air an offer that would make movie history. Thus also Hollywood took Edward to its heart As a hero who would defy the British prime minister and the whole Empire for the Sake of an american woman whom he loved. Curiously enough popular feeling in the United states expected the King s abdication. They saw in a romantic Climax to his transcending love for an amazing american girl with the great mass of the american people this personal note predominated. They did not consider the effect on Empire or world stability or world politics. All that most of them cared was that love had triumphed Over nonsensical interference by dreary advisors like or. Baldwin. Stop press Bayville trotting Cradock Handicap willed 10/11 miss Guy Fawkes 9 41. 2 Repeta Mac 9 41, 3. Miss Guy Fawkes and Repeta Mac equal favourites. Hartley Handicap Bright Walla 1 Dane do and Melba Pronto dead heat for second. Mother s Appeal Edward tried to serve country London december 11. The Queen Mother has issued a statement from her Home. Marl Borough House thanking the Peoples of the Empire for their kind and understanding expressions of sympathy for her in the making by her son of such a Grare decision. Queen Mary said have been so deeply touched by the sympathy surrounding me this time of anxiety that i must Send a message of gratitude from the depth of my heart. The sympathy and affection which sustained tie m my great sorrow Ess than a year ago have not failed me now and Are once again my strength and stay. I do not need to speak to you of the distress which fills a Mother s heart when i think that my dear son deemed his duty to Lay Down his charge and reign which had begun with so much Hope and Promise and so suddenly ended. I know of Realise what Cost him to come to this decision and that remembering the Yean in which he Fried so eagerly to serve and help his country and Empire you will Ever keep a grate Ful remembrance of him in your hearts. I commend to you his brother summoned so unexpectedly and in Circum stances so painful to take his place. I ask you to give him the same full measure of generous loyalty you gave my beloved husband and which you willingly would have continued to give my eldest son Edward. With him i commend my dear daughter in Law who will be his Queen. May she receive the same unfailing affection and Trust you have Given me for 26 year. I know you already have taken her Chil Dren to your hearts and . Is my Earnest prayer that in spite of nay through this present trouble loyalty and Unity of our land and Empire May by god s Blessing be maintained and strengthened. May god bless keep and guide you always. Mary a Fine and Cool although there May be some Clearing showers on sunday the government meteorologist or. Bromley expects the Day to be generally Fine and Cool. He said tonight that the weather was Likely to remain Fine with mild temperatures for the Holiday on monday. Nineteen Points of rain were recorded in Adelaide today. London december 11. I Here has been considerable speculation about the name King Edward would take. High quarters say that if he chooses Edward Windsor he will naturally retain the title of sir under his Knight Garter ship which is irrevocable unless the recipient is officially divested

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