GREAT BRITAIN: Queen's Grass

As a stern example to nature-loving but drought-smitten subjects of King George, Queen Mary has had every one of the lawn sprinklers at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle turned firmly off (TIME, June 25). Last week when Their Majesties' favorite granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth ("Baby Betty") appeared at her first Buckingham Palace garden party she dropped her curtsy on grass burned practically brown. While the King kissed Betty and stood chatting with her, impish gusts of wind suddenly blew hot among the 9,000 garden party guests. Too late scores of women grabbed...

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