There has been worldwide coverage for Francois Graftieaux, who claims that he is the ‘Queen’s cousin’.
Publications across Europe, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland, and from Australia and the USA to Vietnam and China, have all reported on Mr Graftieaux’s sensational claim to be the secret grandson of King Edward VIII.
Mr Graftieaux, a client of book PR agency Palamedes PR, has called upon Buckingham Palace to launch an investigation into his claim. It is his assertion that over a period of two years during the First World War, the King, then the Prince of Wales, had an affair with his grandmother, Marie-Leonie, while stationed in France and which led to the birth of his late father, Pierre-Edouard.
He sets out his position in new book The King’s Son, authored by J. J. Barrie, which is out now.
The retired hotelier, 73, is now said to be considering legal action against the Palace if his request for an investigation is not met.
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