NEW ZEALAND: Welcome & Sympathy

Two children in an Auckland park last week were loudly disputing the identity of the great lady just passing in an automobile. One thought it might be Britain's Queen; the other firmly insisted that it was only Princess Margaret. With a smile, Elizabeth II, who had just arrived in New Zealand, leaned out of her slowly moving car, smiled and said: "It's me."

Many other New Zealanders were pleased and surprised last week at the easy informality of the visitor who is not only Britain's Queen but their own. From the first moment of their welcome in Auckland harbor, when New...