Foreign News: Birthday

While he was at Johannesburg last week, a 31st birthday caught up with the Prince of Wales, bowed and passed on its way.

To celebrate the fleeting visit of the emissary of age, the Prince visited the gold mines of the East Rand where he was given a stupendous, raucous welcome. He paid particular attention to the social side of the mines, visiting homes, talking to families, inspecting children. In the course of the morning, he collected numerous presents.

In the afternoon, capped and gowned, he opened the University of Witwatersrand, the cornerstone of...

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