GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Aug. 17, 1936

¶"What are you doing tomorrow, Bernard?" asked a friend recently of Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, Duke of Norfolk, the Premier Duke and Earl Marshal and Great Steward and Chief Butler of England, whose illustrious family have the hereditary duty of arranging the King's Coronation.

Murmured the Duke, who has his own terse way of putting things, "Must go to Buck House." Next morning His Grace, swinging a tightly rolled umbrella, arrived at Buckingham Palace to ascertain from his friend Edward VIII the royal pleasure as to what route the Coronation procession will...

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