Letters, Dec. 11, 1933

Princess Alice & Prince Henry


I am enjoying the bright book by "Princess Alice" (TIME, Nov. 6). Mrs. Longworth's description of her famous father was the best recorded:

"When Father attends a wedding he has to be the bride; when he goes to a funeral he must be the corpse!"

But at times even Homer nods, and according to the newspaper accounts (if you will look them up) and my own recollection as an eyewitness close at hand, it was not the daughter but rather the wife of President Roosevelt of that day who christened...

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