Publisher's Letter, Nov. 7, 1955

Dear TIME-Reader:

BRITONS were touched and some — were shocked by the news: their favorite Princess, Margaret, is in love."

So TIME reported in the summer of 1953. After the first authoritative news of the young princess' romance appeared, royalty and officialdom closed ranks and, in proper British fashion, drew a curtain of silence around Margaret's private life. But, as any poet will tell you, love is not easily contained; the high drama went on. Britons of all ranks speculated and gossiped. Rarely a week passed without some member of our London Bureau running...

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