The Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s Tour of Germany Seven & Eight

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Read about day six here.

On 17 October, the Duke and Duchess spent the day travelling from Essen to Leipzig. They arrived at their hotel to an assembled crowd of around 5,000 people who shouted “Heil!” and applauded them. They even appeared in their hotel window to appease the crowd, which refused to disperse. The Duke then addressed the crowd in German, thanking them for the welcome and bidding them good night.

The following day, the Duke and Duchess visited a works council at a textile plant in the morning before continuing on their travels to Dresden and Nüremberg in the afternoon.1

Wallis wrote from Leipzig to her aunt to say that “no words can express how interesting this trip is but very strenuous, so many things in a day and miles of walking through factories, housing settlements etc.”2

Read about day nine here.


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  1. New York Times
  2. The Secret File of the Duke of Windsor by Michael Bloch p.114

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