Edited by Jorge on April 24, 2017, 10:10 am
The author is graduated in history and has an impressive curriculum in the area of the European gotha, so I find strange that kind of error in his book.
Not sure exactly how to explain the divergence but I can raise the following hypotheses:
* Sir Rees received the order because of past events. King George V, because of the death of D.Manuel II (a dear friend and relative and a cherished member of the community) might have decided to postpone the attribution of the knighthood. The attribution of the order might have been already decided before this event. In 1934 D.Augusta was no longer in England: had returned to her homeland. D.Amelia had also no reasons to leave France. So, when Sir Rees was knighted, there was "no one" to offend in England;
*Misinterpretation and consequent wrong translation. The essential sentence is in page 212.
I assumed that he was dismissed because of the closeness between the two royal houses. However, feeling that there was a strong current against him, it is possible that it was him who resigned voluntarily. Later he could have been restored to his old post/office. Once again, only after the Portuguese court had left England.
*While typewriting, the royal families might have been switched in the book. Originally the idea could have been that he left his office as physician of the Portuguese, not the British, royal family.
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