Foreign News: Wales & Patrick

Edward of Wales last week left London with high-heralded "secrecy" to visit the poor of his father's Kingdom. Previous royal visits to Britain's blighted areas have been enthusiastically praised by the Press on the theory that something important might come of them. Nothing did. Last week's excursion was hailed more temperately. H. R. H. gazed at wretched mining villages in the Newcastle region, deserted shipyards along the Tyne. He had the following thoughts to express at an unemployment centre in South Shields:

"Let me wish you the best of luck, my sympathy is with...

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