Foreign News: First Gentleman

Precedence and protocol were a constant, carking care to Queen Victoria's stiffly sensitive and none-too-popular Prince Albert, who complained that he was "only a husband and not the master in the house." His proper rank was not finally settled until four years before he died, when Parliament at last made him officially Prince Consort. Easygoing Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is better liked by his wife's subjects and less bothered by form. Nonetheless, next June's Coronation is less than nine months away, and he needed to be put in his proper place. Last week Queen Elizabeth declared in a royal warrant that...

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