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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Aussie PJs MIA

An Australian city has asked Queen Elizabeth to return her uncle's pajamas.

The handmade silk bedclothes were in fact a gift presented to the then Prince of Wales, who was later crowned King Edward VIII, during a visit to Ballarat in southeast Australia in 1920.

But now the people of Ballarat want their gift returned so it can be publicly displayed with the city's other historical relics.

Local historians wrote to the Queen at Windsor Castle asking for the Royal Collection to be searched and the pyjamas returned. [Link]
Royal archivists believe that Edward may have taken the pajamas with him when he abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson in 1936.

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