BRITISH EMPIRE: The King's Mission

King George and Queen Mary returned from their visit to Rome. During their stay in the Eternal City the British sovereigns were everywhere acclaimed with spontaneous joy by the populace. The sight of two of the few remaining monarchs in Europe greeting each other with brotherly affection was too much for the Latin temperament of the Romans. They gave themselves up to the brilliant splendor of a visit that will go down in Italian history as the principal event of 1923.

During the period of their stay Rome the British King and Queen were...

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