RUMANIA: Carol Loose

The abdicated Crown Prince Carol of Rumania, estranged father of six-year-old King Mihai, suddenly moved from his retreat near Paris to Nice, French Riviera, and stopped last week at the dazzlingly white and sumptuous Hotel Negresco.

Clearly flushed with hopes and expectations, Prince Carol talked with blazing indiscretion to correspondents while he smoked innumerable cigarets. Said he: "I wish to qualify a statement recently made by one of my aides that I will be upon the Rumanian throne in two months. That was merely his personal opinion. It may be two months or...