London, March 18, 1899 - A dispatch from Nice can reveal that Prince Arthur of Connaught, only son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria, is expected to succeed to the German duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The succession question has arisen after the untimely demise of Prince Alfred, who committed suicide. Prince Arthur was born on Jan. 13, 1883. The Duke is expected to renounce his rights in favor of his son.
King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.