RUMANIA: Magda & the Nahlin

Scapegrace King Carol was received at Maryborough House in London last week by discriminating Queen Mary who did not receive his henna-haired Jewish friend, Mme Magda Lupescu. After both Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had called upon His Majesty, King Carol announced with a keen sense of timing that he had just bought the $1,350,000 yacht Nahlin which was leased last year by King Edward VIII for his cruise with Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Said His Majesty: "She is a beautiful vessel, one of the most splendid afloat. I...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!