Morganatic strikes again

I did NOT search for this term. It just popped up in my reading today. Before Sunday I had never seen it before in my life.

From the DNB’s entry on Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson-Windsor, whom Edward VIII married in 1937 after abdicating the English throne:

Baldwin was convinced that this must lead to abdication; the king played with the idea of a morganatic marriage, a solution that would certainly have appealed to Mrs Simpson, but was determined to renounce the throne if that was the price he had to pay.


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