However, in the fateful day, of both doctors, only Sir Reed was consulted. According to the bibliography I have, it was he (Sir Reed) and not Lord Dawson who was dismissed of both Households.
Lord Dawson, as you noticed, was pretty much in function when King George V died in 1936.
When D.Manuel II dies, D.Augusta sends a telegram to D.Amelia saying her son was very ill. Queen D.Augusta was trying to smooth the truth because she was afraid to cause some damage to the health of her mother-in-law with such hard notice. When the telegram was being delivered to D.Amelia (in France) and before it was opened, the old queen said “Je sais, mon fils est mort!”. Quite strange, amazing and creepy at the same time!
: Interesting story of which I had no idea.
: I am a bit confused about your point 6, but
: maybe I'm reading it the wrong way: Lord
: Dawson may have been dismissed from the
: royal houshold of Fulwell Park, but
: certainly not by the british royal house. He
: was still very much in function at the
: deathbed of King George V.
: Arriving home, the pain increases and he
: ordered the physician Lord Dawson to be
: called. Strangely the doctor only (?)
: recommends absolute rest and the
: cancellation of all appointments. The
: clinical situation became increasingly worst
: and the king starts to have some
: difficulties to talk;
: 6. D.Manuel II dies with edema of glottis.
: Shortly after the kingâ€™s last breath Sir
: Reed arrives, only to sign the death
: certificate. The Doctor was also doctor of
: BRF and was immediately dismissed.
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