Returning from an official visit to Japan (TIME, May 13), King George's third son, Henry, slender Duke of Gloucester, stepped ashore at Vancouver, B. C., last week.

"How is my father?" were his first words, cutting short Canada's official welcome. Reassuring cablegrams from Windsor were handed him, but for days the British Empire had shared his worry.

On Queen Mary's birthday the royal family was so encouraged at King George's apparent recovery that they celebrated quietly by having a picnic at Frogmore. The sun was shining, but the air was chilly. Watchful attendants...

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