Foreign News: Elizabeth II

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On her 21st birthday — it was only five years ago—a British Princess faced a microphone in South Africa and in a clear girlish voice made a solemn promise to her father's subjects all over the world. " declare before you all," she said, "that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

Millions of British subjects, who felt a quickening reassurance at the sound of these words so simply spoken by the...

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