RUMANIA: Pained

"I am pained and indignant that it is possible for anyone to spread such idiotic and calumnious tales," said the Dowager Queen Marie of Rumania, scotching a report that Princess Ileana, her youngest daughter, had eloped with a married but fascinatingly handsome naval lieutenant and, balked, had tried to commit suicide.

"Since King Ferdinands death," Her Majesty went on, "Ileana had never left my side. . . . Her earnest sense of duty and love for me are a guarantee that she will always be the pride of her country and the...

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