Foreign News: H.R.H. Fifi

Celebrating their new status as householders (they just moved into their very own Clarence House), Britain's matronly Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh went to a fancy dress party last week costumed as a butler and chambermaid. Their host, Ambassador Douglas, was rigged out as a farmer. His wife hid her gentle features behind a horse's mask to appear as The Old Grey Mare. Their daughter, honey-haired Sharman, came as A Portrait of a Lady; she carried around a huge picture frame, finally abandoned it in a corner.

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