Scandalous Exile Spent Last Years In Texas

On July 9, 1943, Alfred de Marigny was charged with the murder in the Bahamas of his father-in-law, Sir Harry Oakes .

In his role as royal governor, the Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the throne to marry a divorced American, oversaw the trial that mesmerized the world.  De Marigny was acquitted but exiled from the island as an “undesirable alien.”  The Frenchman spent the last forty years of his life as a rich but rarely seen recluse in Houston.

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