Last week, while George V, dreadfully thin and pale, lay watching white fingers of frost on his window pane at Bognor. Edward of Wales, acting for the King-Emperor, conducted his first state levee.

With admirable tact H. R. H. cited a light snowfall as his excuse for not riding ceremoniously from Buckingham Palace to St. James's Palace in the ornate state coach. The Prince lives in York House, which is really one wing of the intricate collection of buildings that make up St. James's Palace. He had been expected to motor to Buckingham Palace and ride back in the state coach....

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