GREAT BRITAIN: Sweetest Sister

In the winter of his 70 years King George received last week from Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin these philosophic observations: "It is an inescapable fact of humanity, if life be prolonged, that one by one is taken away—brother or sister—one who shares those common memories of childhood, the home, and whose loss nothing in this world can replace. As we get older it is inevitable that the loneliness that so often comes with age must increase; and it must be a solemn day when the last one is taken from us to whom...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!