GREAT BRITAIN: Relief for Majesty

Two and one-half years is long enough to forget the look of anyone, even George V. Up to his illness in 1928, riders in London's famed Rotten Row used to recognize His Majesty every morning and doff their hats, he doffing in return. Last week the King rode in Rotten Row for the first time since his illness, rode almost unrecognized by smart Rotten Rowers. Only six hats came off to His Majesty, much to his amusement, his relief. In the old days he had to ride down Rotten Row with his hat-arm...

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