"was guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice"

The Duke of Windsor made matters suspicious by bringing in two detectives from Miami to investigate the murder of his friend Sir Harry Oakes, rather than allowing the local force to deal with the case. He also delayed the release of the news of Sir Harry's death for a few days afterwards.

Theories abounded about how the Duke had de Marigny set up in order to keep his friend Harold Christie in the clear.

As for William Boyd...he believes his account reveals the truth...