HL Deb 20 July 1936 vol 102 cc1-2

My Lords, I have to inform your Lordships that the Lord Chancellor has received from M. Jules Jeanneney, the President of the French Senate, a telegram of which the following is a translation:

"The French Senate has received in the greatest indignation the news of the danger with which His Majesty King Edward VIII was threatened yesterday. At this time, when your Sovereign is about to come to this country for the commemoration of the trials and glories which were shared in common by the two nations, the members of the Senate unanimously desire to convey to His Majesty an expression of their profound respect and to the British nation an assurance of their faithful friendship. I should be grateful if you would be good enough to convey this message to the House of Lords."

The Lord Chancellor has also received a telegram from the Italian Charge D'Affaires containing a message from the Senatore Ferzoni, President of the Senate of the Kingdom of Italy, of which the following is a translation:

"The Senate of the Kingdom of Italy expresses through me its sentiments of profound execration for the criminal attempt against His Majesty King Edward VIII and its most sincere congratulations on the fact that the life of the august sovereign has been providentially preserved for the affection of his people."

The Lord Chancellor has sent suitable acknowledgments to these telegrams.

Ordered, That the Messages be entered on the Journals of the House.

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