Foreign News: Blood of the Battenbergs

Britain's Acting Prime Minister Richard A. Butler stood up in the House of Commons one day last week and, for all his determination not to, twanged the bowstring of Britain's royal romance. The Churchill government, announced the dry, donnish Chancellor of the Exchequer, proposes to change the law which designates Princess Margaret as regent should her sister the Queen die before Prince Charles is 18.

The 1937 Regency Act. said Rab Butler, should be altered. The plan is to make Queen Elizabeth's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, regent. The Queen feels it proper that...

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