Foreign News: For King & Empire

Buckingham Palace announced that the King's youngest living brother, the tall, soldierly Duke of Gloucester, will become Australia's Governor General next July.

George VI will feel the Duke's departure keenly; since the death of the Duke of Kent, Gloucester has been more than ever His Majesty's main help in the interminable chores of royalty. But a Royal Duke posted in Canberra should bind the British Commonwealth even more solidly together.

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