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THE KING

by the Prime Minister, the Church, and the Press. Mr. Baldwin told the King that Mrs. Simpson would be unacceptable as Queen. We do not need to go into the merits of the King's case, that the marriage was legal, that Mrs. Simpson was in law the innocent parry, that the view of marriage expressed by the country to-day in statutory form is different from that of the early Victorian period, or into the possible hypocrisy of refusing to a Queen what might have been granted to a mistress, for Mr. Baldwin proved to have been right. We do not know yet, however, what part, if any, Mr. Baldwin and his friends played in ensuring through their influence on the Press that the public attitude should follow the upper circle's verdict and should prove unfavourable, and so should prove him right. But we cannot avoid the question whether, if those who decided against the King in the first place had decided otherwise, they could not so have arranged the publicity as to make the marriage a romantic occasion, adding to the popularityof an apparently more democratic monarchy. In either event we are entitled to say that the happenings of December 1936 proved the British King to be not unlike what Senor Ortega y Gasset called his Spanish counterpart, the tool and agent of a governing section of the community, removable by it when failing to serve its purposes. Such a dethronement must, of course, do some damage to the institution itself. How far the sedulous efforts to repair the damage will be successful it is not yet possible to say, but there is every indication of their succeeding.(l)

1 On the abdication crisis see Kingsley Martin, The Magic of Monarchy, 1937.

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