GREAT BRITAIN: Engagement with Crepe

Against a Dominion citizen no weapon is so keen in the Mother Country as a well-bred accusation of "bad taste" murmured by some Briton. Paradoxically the Royal Family were themselves gently hoist by this petard last week. It was not in good taste, loyal London felt, for the engagement of H. R. H. the Duke of Gloucester to be made public last week a few hours after the tragic death of H. M. the Queen of the Belgians became known (see p. 22).

King George, unable to celebrate or permit celebration of his third...

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