Madeleine really has a point here. Between Margaret of Anjou not exactly being the most popular and her son being almost entirely a foreigner at this point, the people aren’t exactly likely to back him as they ardently backed Henry."Marguerite de Anjou will declare her son to be Edward IV of England, rest assured," said Edward as he drank.
"And where will he be anointed before the Lord?" she asked. "In Reims, before my brother and the French court? An English king crowned on the continent? Who will accept him like this?"
He stared at her strangely. "What are you saying?"
"Empress Matilda and King Stephen have made it clear that a ruler can only be accepted and counted when they have been crowned," she said. "Crowned specifically in Westminster Abbey, by the Archbishop of Canterbury."
"So you're saying I shouldn't worry?" he asked.
"I'm saying you are the true King of England and Lord of Ireland," she told him. "Unlike as it was for Henry, none of the lords have ever sworn oaths to young Edward and he has been away from the country since he was a child." She left her chair and walked until she was standing perfectly beside him, leaning her hips against the table. "I doubt anyone important even remembers him."