New York Daily Newsman Howard Whitman went around to Buckingham Palace to see how the King was getting on.
"I'm an American citizen," Whitman said to a burly sergeant. "I'd like to see the King. . . ."
"Now that's a one, isn't it," exclaimed the sergeant. "Fact of it is you can't even go into the palace. This is a private house, this is."
Whitman's subsequent adventures, as recorded by Whitman:
"After a long wait I was able to see the police inspector in charge of the palace detail. . . . 'Quite impossible,' he said. 'Don't you realize that no one...