It is well known that there were a number of Nazi sympathizers in Britain, especially among the "nobility." And Hitler long thought that Britain was his "natural" ally, a view not shared by people like Churchill :-) Of course with Hitler a "natural" ally was someone who didn't need to be conquered --- yet :-) When he was sooundly rebuffed he began planning the invasion of Britain.
The Duke of Windsor (ex King Edward VIII) and his wife, American Wallace Simpson, were known to have pacifist and pro-German views. When war broke out over Poland Churchill was elected Prime Minister and one of his first acts was to send the Duke to the Bahamas as the Royal Governor, to get him out of England and also to keep him from moving to the US and undermining British war efforts with the Americans.
John - Miami
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