• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF WINDSOR LEFT A LONDON HOSPITAL TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A SERIES OF OPERATIONS TO CORRECT DETACHMENT OF THE RETINAL IN HIS LEFT EYE.

  • Description

    THE DUKE OF WINDSOR LEFT A LONDON HOSPITAL TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A SERIES OF OPERATIONS TO CORRECT DETACHMENT OF THE RETINAL IN HIS LEFT EYE. THE DUKE WAS WEARING DARK GLASSES AS HE LEFT THE LONDON CLINIC ACCOMPANIED BY THE DUTCHESS.

    A FINAL MEDICAL BULLETIN SAID THE FORMER-KING'S CONDITION WAS SATISFACTORY. HE IS TO STAY IN THE CLARIDGES HOTEL IN LONDON, FOR THE PRESENT.

    IT WAS DURING THE DUKE'S STAY IN HOSPITAL THAT THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR MET QUEEN ELIZABETH - BELIEVED TO BE THEIR FIRST MEETING SINCE 1936 WHEN QUEEN WAS TEN YEARS OLD. THE QUEEN HAS KEPT IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH HER UNCLE'S CONDITION.

    THE DUKE, WHO IS 70 YEARS-OLD, ABDICATED FROM THE BRITISH THRONE IN 1936 IN ORDER TO MARRY THE DUCHESS WHO HAD BEEN WED TWICE BEFORE.

    WHILE IN HOSPITAL HE UNDERWENT THREE OPERATIONS. DOCTORS USED A LIGHT COAGULATOR TO WELD THE DETACHED RETINA INTO PLACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1780WX3GA95MHEQHKLNF6TQV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1780WX3GA95MHEQHKLNF6TQV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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