Official: Prime Minister: The Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales].

Reference code: CHAR 20/100

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/100/1 Letter from C Thornley (Colonial Office)[Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Most Secret" informing him: that suitable arrangements have been made for the protection of the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII] in the Bahamas; that the Duke of Windsor regards this protection as unnecessary during daylight; that a proposal has been made by the Duke as Govenor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, that the orders to the Officer Commanding Troops should be varied in accordance with his wishes; that Colonel Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] is in agreement with this and proposes to inform the War Office of this decision Signed. Annotated. 01 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/100/2 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to C Thornley (Colonial Office) [Private Secretary] marked "Most Secret" informing him that WSC has seen and approved his draft telegram regarding the protection of the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] Initialled. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/100/3 Telegram from Washington to the Foreign Office marked "No objection". 28 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/4 Telegram from the Foreign Office to Washington regarding the Nassau telegram of April 24th, and stating that WSC has no objection to it and asking them if the United States authorities has any Annotated: "Secret". 28 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/5 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Miss M Malleson (Colonial Office) informing her that WSC has no objection to the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visiting New York [United States] Signed. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/6 Letter from Miss M Malleson (Colonial Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/100/7 and CHAR 20/100/8 and asking him to discover WSC's views on this proposed visit Signed. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/7 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) marked "Private and Personal" informing him of his intention to visit New York [United States] on private business for a couple of weeks Copy. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/8 Letter from M R Malleson [Colonial Office] to V G Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] enclosing a copy of CHAR 20/100/7 and asking him to discover the view of the Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]. Signature in typescript. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/100/9 Note entitled "Bermuda" and stating that the vacany was due to the appointment of Lord Knollys to the British Overseas Airways Corporation. c 1943
CHAR 20/100/10 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief Bahamas] asking him to consider accepting position of the govenorship of Bermuda, stating that it is a key point between the United States and Great Britain due to its naval and air bases Initialled. 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/11 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to the Resident Clerk [The Colonial Office] marked "Most Secret" asking him to arrange for the dispatch of CHAR 20/100/10 Initialled. 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/12 Same as CHAR 20/100/10 (T762/3). 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/13 Letter from C Thornley (Colonial Office)[Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Most Secret" informing him that as the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] is still in the United States a telegram has been sent to the Consul General in New York Signed. 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/14 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Govenor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to WSC informing him that he has received his telegram and that he will consider his suggestion. 11 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/15 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to WSC informing him that he does not wish to accept the post of the govenorship of the Bermuda. Annotated T808/3. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/100/16 Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Colonel Oliver Stanley, to the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] marked "Immediate" approving his visit to Miami [United States]. 18 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/100/17 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [Earlier Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Colonel Oliver Stanley, informing him that he wished to visit Miami [United States] for 24 hours on private business. 17 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/100/18 Letter from WSC to King George VI returning his recent letter and informing him that he will mention this matter at lunch next Tuesday Signed. 18 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/100/19 Copy of CHAR 20/92/48-49 Signature in typescript. 15 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/100/20 Note marked "Duke of Windsor, Visit to U S A (Boston & Hot Springs)" Manuscript. Sep 1943
CHAR 20/100/21 Letter from M Malleson (Colonial Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of CHAR 20/100/22 for WSC on his return from the United States Signed. 16 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/100/22 Letter from M R Malleson (Colonial Office) to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] apologising for not informing him of the Duke of Windsor's visit to the United States and stating that according to Colonel Oliver Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies, the duke is not feeling very well at the moment and is anxious to have a rest Signature in typescript. 16 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/100/23 Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Colonel Oliver Stanley, to the duke of Windsoe [Govenor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] approving his visit to the United States and stating that he hopes that this will be rest and change for him. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/100/24 Telegram form the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Govenor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) informing him that he intends to leave the Colony on the 17th September for four or five weeks and that he will keep the Ambassador in Washington informed of his movements. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/100/25 Letter from Leslie Rowan (The White House, Washington, United States) [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him of Sir Ronald Campbell's request that he mentions to President Roosevelt the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's desire to visit Britain at the end of the month, and that they will first to go to Boston and then to the Hot Springs and stating that the Colonial Office have agreed Initialled. Annotated that he has informed Campbell that no objection has been raised. 09 Sep 1943