HRH The Duke of Windsor: Residence in the UK

Abdication Papers

Document reference: PREM 15/1184

This minute on 7 November 1971, from the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, to his Principal Private Secretary, Robert Armstrong, reveals his concern about the Duke of Windsor's treatment, 'especially in the evening of his life.' The minute was prompted by a letter from a member of public expressing sympathy for the Windsors.