THE NETHERLANDS: 23-Lb. Surprise

Plenty of sound, solid flesh is what ample Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands thinks should be on Crown Princess Juliana. From this opinion many a prospective royal suitor of past years differed and so did the jolly Princess, who used to make wry jokes about the thickness of her calves (TIME, Aug. 12, 1935). Last week portly matrons of The Hague dithered as the Crown Princess returned from her three-month honeymoon radiant and 23 lb. lighter. She and slim, sporting Prince Consort "Benno." who knows his way around Europe's swank pleasure spots,...