GREAT BRITAIN: Rounders & Bounders

Of the exalted persons who tarried briefly in London last week after walking sedately behind the coffin of His late Majesty (TIME, Feb. 3), two scandalized their British hosts by behaving as thoroughgoing rounders & bounders. One was the Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Prince von Starhemberg, who raised altogether too many British beakers during the week to impress favorably British bankers from whom he sought a loan for his anti-Nazi "Fatherland Front." The other was His Majesty King Carol II of Rumania, "The Horrible Hohenzollern."

His Majesty was nightly the focus of gay revels,...

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