In Buckingham Palace the Queen opened a letter addressed to "Her Majesty the Queen Personally." She read:
"Your Majesty, I appeal to you as one Scottish lassie to another. I am in love with a Polish soldier and he doesn't want to marry me. But, Your Majesty, it is most imperative that he should marry me as soon as possible, and I beg of you to help me."
The Queen sent the letter to Countess Cecile Raczynska, wife of the Polish Ambassador. "My dear Countess," the Queen wrote, "isn't there something you can do?"
The Countess passed letter and note to her husband, who...