Royal Snuffles, Laborite Defiance
For the first time since he nearly died of pneumonia two years ago, George V last week opened Parliament. Bareheaded the venerable monarch drove with Queen Mary from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords, arrived snuffling. Repeatedly during the majestic procedure His Majesty cleared his throat as though it tickled. Once he broke a sentence in the middle to cough.
On the dais close to Their Majesties, Edward of Wales also had a cold. When he could stand his own...