Great Britain: Silver Jubilee, George V

Genuinely unassuming, King George, ever since plans to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of his accession were announced (TIME, Dec. 3), has been warmly surprised and pleased to find that public demand for a regular royal and extravagant celebration has leapingly outrun, week after week, all planned supply.

At first the budget-balancing National Government gave no special thought to decorating London with European royalties and Indian potentates. Suddenly that touch of splendor began to seem imperative. Cables flashed. Excited Rajas and Maharajas grabbed every de luxe suite on liners that could get them...

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