Foreign News: Royal Ascot

From 1711 to the Year of Grace, the Ascot races have marked the end of 214 social seasons. Last week, the King and Queen, the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Henry, Princess Mary and her husband, Viscount Lascelles; Prince and Princess Arthur of Connaught, Lady Patricia Ramsay (former Princess "Pat"), the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, onetime (1908-10) King Manoel of Portugal and his consort drove in semi-state from Windsor Castle to the race course. Down the turf, cheers thundering on either side, the royal party were driven in open carriages with...

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