GREAT BRITAIN: Queen on Horseback

In a blaze of pomp & circumstance, Britain's Royal Family ended its four-month period of mourning for King George VI. Last week all the Queen's horses* and all the Queen's men discarded the trappings of grief (black rosette for horses, black arm bands for men) and buckled on the breastplates of pageantry. The occasion was the traditional Trooping the Color in honor of Elizabeth II's 26th birthday. Actually, she became 26 last April 21, but like her December-born father agreed to celebrate in June so that her subjects would be more apt...

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