Foreign News: Entrancing Occupation

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The Queen-Empress Mary arose one morning last week at York Cottage, set off on foot across the fields to Sandringham. "By rights," Sandringham, the Norfolk country seat of British royalty, should have passed to the present sovereigns upon their accession (1910). As a matter of record, the late Dowager Queen-Empress Alexandra (TIME, Nov. 30) clung so tenaciously to what she deemed her ipso facto rights that she was with difficulty persuaded to quit Buckingham Palace, and virtually "seized and held" as her London residence Marlborough House, the traditional...

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