GREAT BRITAIN: Court Gazette

From Buckingham Palace came two royal decisions:

¶ Queen Elizabeth II, who was born on April 21, 1926, will celebrate her "official" birthday on June 5, so that her loyal subjects will be more apt to have a sunny day to witness her birthday pageant in Whitehall's Horse Guards parade. Her father, December-born, also officially celebrated June 5.

¶ The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will henceforth rank as "first gentleman of the Realm" whenever he is out with his wife. When Elizabeth is not present, Philip, as the most recently created royal duke, will take third place after George...

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