CANADA: Stopover in Washington

Like most Britons, Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, tuned in the election returns last week. They were almost halfway round the world from Whitehall, resting from their tour of Canada at luxurious Eagle's Crest Lodge on Vancouver Island. Their reactions were carefully concealed. Said a spokesman: "The Royal Family is above politics. There is no comment they can make."

Three restful days at Eagle's Crest were Elizabeth's and Philip's preparation for the most strenuous week of their tour. In the next four days, they sped eastward across 2,500 miles of Canada to see, and be seen by, more...

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