GREAT BRITAIN: Empty-Handed Return

State visitors at Buckingham Palace for three days last week were Rumania's King Carol II and 17-year-old Crown Prince Mihai. In the years after Carol had divorced his wife and temporarily abandoned his throne to live in France with lissome, red-haired Magda Lupescu, daughter of a Jewish druggist, he was persona non grata to the British royal family. Queen Mary refused to have him in her house.

In recent years, however, Carol has settled down to his job as king in a manner calculated to please his distant cousins at London. Although when...

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