Foreign News: Pink or Blue?

From the smart sidewalks of Belgrave Square to the teeming front stoops of South London's slums, an English baby is known by the carriage he keeps. Massive, super-sprung, often a flashy lilac in color, for the Mayfair nanny and the working-class "mum" alike, the Big Pram has become in postwar Britain a symbol of status akin to the automobile in U.S. oneupmanship. But at least one winter baby in England next year is due for a hand-me-down. As Buckingham Palace prepared for the first child to be born to a reigning British monarch in...

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