Great Britain: Surprise

No newlywed princess need watch her figure. She can be sure that everyone else is doing it for her. Ever since Princess Margaret married Commoner Antony Armstrong-Jones a year ago, London waist watchers have had a field day. But after two premature press guesses proved wrong last summer and fall, the susurrus of the rumor mills gradually died away. Last week the watchers were taken by surprise when Kensington Palace announced that Princess Margaret was "expecting" a baby in October or early November.

The Common Touch. As pints were raised in pubs and Welsh mums wiped away a...

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