People: Home Folks

With a birthday party and a homecoming in the same week, Buckingham Palace was a bustling place for parents, grandparents and small fry alike. Prince Charles a vigorous three, snuffed out his candles with one puff, and highly approved his cake decorated with candy figures of his heroes, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto. For the papers and people of Britain, a picture of the party also provided a reassuring view of King George VI, the first one since his recent lung operation. It was, said the Daily Mirror, "a picture that will cheer the heart of the nation."

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