BELGIUM: Motorcycle King

His Majesty Albert I, King of the Belgians, purchased last week his seventh personal motorcycle. These brittle, popping steeds are perhaps his most dangerous vice. More than once Belgian policemen have arrested a speeding motorcyclist (TIME, Aug. 16) only to let him go, abashed, when they found he was their King. For His Majesty a 200-mile motorcycle sprint is only a fair day's run—and 200 miles approximately suffice to cross Belgium from one side to the other in any direction. Beloved, fearless, King Albert of the Belgians usually motorcycles completely unattended. His...

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