GREAT BRITAIN: Socialites' Swag

The wisdom of George V in deciding not to use his solid gold dinner service at the three State Jubilee Banquets in Buckingham Palace (TIME, April 22) was further manifest last week when guests of Their Majesties were revealed to have departed with solid silver pepper pots, knives and spoons and a solid silver dinner plate worth $250.

Since invitations were limited to the immediate circle of Their Majesties' friends, the highest British Government officials and the Ambassadors and Ministers of Foreign States accredited to the Court of St. James's, no effort can...

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