Foreign News: Rules for Whoopee

Relaxation for himself and his two bachelor brothers (George and Henry) was Edward of Wales' frankly stated purpose in fitting up a country place at Fort Belvedere, near London. Each of Their Royal Highnesses will have a suite. Parties are expected to be merry. Last week steps were taken to convince the British public that this Royal whoopee will be harmless.

Two informal but inflexible rules were announced:

1) No unmarried women will be entertained at Fort Belvedere.

2) Married women entertained at Fort

Belvedere will always be accompanied by their husbands. Skeptics recalled that...

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