GREAT BRITAIN: The Princess & the Pianist

She was a princess of the Swedish blood royal, he was a poor but honest piano player. They met in a London nightclub where he was a paid performer. He proposed, and she accepted. But the princess' mother forbade the marriage, and the lovers sadly parted.

The story was old as Grimm and as new as television. It all began when 22-year-old Princess Margaretha, granddaughter of Sweden's King Gustaf VI Adolf, went to London last fall to brush up her English. The princess did not stay with her distant relatives at Buckingham Palace,...

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