On the slope of the great granite dome of Malindizimu, the Queen found the going too heavy for her smooth-soled shoes. Princess Elizabeth promptly offered the Queen her low-heeled footgear; the Princess continued the ascent in stocking feet (Nylons, size 9½).

A few days later, on Table Mountain, the Queen's hat blew off. Clad in khaki slacks and armed with an alpenstock, the Royal Family's brisk old (77) host, Jan Christian Smuts (who had walked up the mountain while royalty rode), hastily interrupted a discourse in geology to take off after it. He returned with the hat in...

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