Edward VIII | The king who gave up the throne for the woman he loved
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 April 1977
DURATION | 7 minutes 33 seconds
In this unedited interview, Lady Alexandra Metcalfe speaks to Alan Haydock about the friendship she and her husband, Major Edward Dudley Metcalfe, enjoyed with the former Prince of Wales, Edward, Duke of Windsor. She recounts how she met the prince and comments on his immense charm. Her recollections include an anecdote involving King Alfonso XIII of Spain and the prince's birthday.
This unedited interview is presented as it was originally recorded. Therefore there are changes in the sound levels and there may be some interruptions and interference from background noise. Parts of this interview were used in the Radio 4 documentary 'The House of Windsor'.
The above picture, taken in September 1939, shows The Duke and Duchess of Windsor as guests of Major Edward Dudley Metcalfe at his country house, Coleman's Hatch, Ashdown Forest, Sussex.
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