GREAT BRITAIN: Overalls & Ermine

For a moment last week the drab machinery of British government was once again clothed in fancy dress. Against a misty background that might have been borrowed from Gilbert & Sullivan's lolanthe, the towers of Westminster stood pale and blue. Before them, brightly uniformed guardsmen strutted to the music of proud tarantaras. Royal Artillerymen in bearskins and tunics heavy with gold fired salutes from the park, while cavalrymen with gleaming, upraised sabers marched jet black steeds. From Buckingham Palace in gilded coaches came Their Majesties, King George, Queen Elizabeth and Princess...

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