George VI last week put himself on short rations of cigaretscutting down from 20-25 a day to 15in order to share the hardships of his people, who now can get only a limited amount.* Last spring one of the country's most popular songs was The King is Still in London. A new number, The Day I Met His Majesty The King has been added to the regal canon.
He just smiled at me as if he'd known me all his life,
The day I met His Majesty the King.
He talked and we spoke
Just like two ordinary folk
The day I met...