Great Houses


(British Commonwealth of Nations)

One morning last week Albert, Duke of York, hunting with his brother Edward, Prince of Wales, spurred like a true royal Briton after the ruddy wisps of a bedraggled fox-brush.

Meanwhile the Duchess* of York, busying herself less royally, set about to direct a score of thick-sinewed titans who swarmed into White Lodge, the pleasant ducal residence at Richmond Park. Under her watchful eye the defter titans packed costly gold and silver plate, shifted it into panting moving vans already piled with trunks and boxes...

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