The Royal Couple Drops In

Charles and Diana captivate the capital

England and America, George Bernard Shaw once wryly observed, are two lands divided by a common language. But if that dyspeptic Irishman had been around to witness the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Washington last week, he might have noted that the U.S. and Britain are two countries united by an uncommon love of royalty.

After weeks of feverish anticipation and frenzied publicity, the world's most glamorous and relentlessly observed twosome arrived in the capital of what was once their kingdom's richest possession. By the time they stepped off their plane on Saturday morning at Andrews Air...

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