RUMANIA: Regular Royal Queen

Speeding from Constantinople the famed Simplon-Orient Express picked up a royal saloon car at Bucharest last week, sped across the Balkans toward Paris. At every terminal crowds surged to glimpse Queen Marie of Rumania. During the run across Jugoslavia a second royal car was coupled to the train. Within rode Queen Marie of Jugoslavia who was thus able to visit her royal mother en passant. For a time the spectacle of two "regular royal queens" distracted attention from Prince Nicholas, 23, and Princess Ileana,, 17, of Rumania who accompanied their mother.


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