The Press: Serial Story

As the royal tender approached Mersey Lock near Manchester one day last week, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh watched from the tender's bridge. Suddenly an eddy caught the craft and pushed it toward the concrete wall of the lock. Passengers and reporters stared at the wall, bracing themselves for the bump. But one reporter, a mustached man who looked more like a diplomat, kept his eyes fixed on the royal couple.

Next day, under such screaming Page One headlines as PRINCESS IN MERSEY

CRASH, the British press carried Reporter Louis Wulff's second-by-second...

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