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Epsom. In grey felt topper and morning coat, King George VI soberly entered the Royal Box. Queen Elizabeth, appearing in powder blue, greeted Queen Mary with a kiss on both cheeks. Behind steeped the Dukes & Duchesses of Gloucester and Kent, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Harewood, and a set of silk-toppered plainclothesmen. From far & near burst a crescendo of cheers from some 250,000 throats. Thus heralded was George VI's first arrival at Epsom Downs as King, to view the 157-year-old racing classic founded by the 12th Earl of Derby....