It was a week in the news for the younger set of kings and pretenders as Belgium's Baudouin, 20, mounted his father's throne. Other junior royalty in the limelight:

Feisal II, * 16, King of Iraq, already safe on his strawberry-colored throne in Bagdad. He has been twelve years a monarch (but not yet a ruler; Iraq is governed in Feisal's name by 38-year-old Regent Abdul Illah, the boy King's crafty, effeminate uncle). Weaned on a well-balanced formula of British manners and Arab morals (an English governess taught him etiquette in the mornings; Queen...

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