GREAT BRITAIN: Auld Soakie

To Holyrood Palace, where one Queen Mary ruled till England's Elizabeth ordered her imprisonment, another Queen Mary came last week. King George was there, so were the Duke & Duchess of York and about 600 of the flower of Scotland's society, the men in uniform or Highland dress, the women in expensive picture hats and chiffon dresses. Humbler Edinburgh citizens who were not invited did not miss the garden party. Thousands of Scots perched like rooks on the bluff called Arthur's Seat, overlooking the Palace, and enjoyed the party gratis. Through...

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