The Middle East: A King's Plight

THE MIDDLE EAST

The "gallop past" by the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery —in which three score plumed cavalry men rattle past at full gallop, swords raised, hooves beating and gun carriages thundering behind — is so intricate and dangerous that it is rarely used even for visiting royalty. Last week Queen Elizabeth, who had never seen the ceremony herself, ordered it performed to mark the state visit of Saudi Arabia's King Feisal, the somber and bearded monarch who has emerged as leader of the moderate forces op posing the pan-Arabism...

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