In characteristic British fashion. Fleet Street editors prepared their readers for next Sunday when pretty Princess Margaret will turn five-and-twenty. The old-line newspapers acted as if this were just another milestone for the Court Circular. The lurid tabloids headlined it as the day when, in the words of the Daily Sketch, "she can marry whom she pleases," and went on to relate with simulated disapproval the latest American reports on Group Captain Peter Townsend, 40, the R.A.F. fighter-pilot hero and British air attaché in Brussels whom all Fleet Street expects Margaret to marry.

Buckingham Palace would say only that the Princess...

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