ITALY: Decree on Wives

Every Cabinet Minister is "His Excellency" but in Italy last week the title "Her Excellency" was restricted by drastic decree to the wife of Premier Benito Mussolini and wives of other members of the Order of the Annunziata, most exalted in Italy. Besides // Duce only 20 other persons comprise the Order, including 18 of the blood royal and Pietro Cardinal Gasparri.

Her Excellency Rachele Mussolini continued to mind her motherly business in complete obscurity last week. She is a peasant, the daughter of the keeper of a tiny village inn, invincibly modest...

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