GREAT BRITAIN: The Two Knights

One morning last week Anthony Eden skipped an important Cabinet meeting. At the summons of Queen Elizabeth, he hurried to the white and gold drawing room of Buckingham Palace. The young Queen bade him kneel before her, and with a glittering sword touched him on each shoulder. When he arose, Britain's handsome Foreign Secretary was Sir Anthony Eden, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

To the surprise of just about everyone (including, it seemed, Eden himself), the Queen thus conferred the highest honor a British politician can hold and yet remain in the House of Commons...

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