The Duke of Windsor’s wartime dealings with the Nazis is one of the Royal Family’s most closely guarded secrets. Sensitive records remain embargoed – protected by the 100-year non-disclosure rule accorded, uniquely, to the Royal Archives.
However, declassified German files strongly suggest that when his country was facing its greatest crisis, the Duke was pursuing personal and political agendas that were totally at odds with Britain’s war objectives. Was this deliberate or was he being manipulated – a pawn caught up in a much wider game? In this new talk, Tony Eaton assesses the facts and the rumours surrounding this hidden part of British history.