The Dutch royal family were miles apart last week. Queen Juliana, struggling to maintain a gracious smile after entertaining Liberia's visiting President Tubman in The Hague, took off for a vacation in Sicily with a few of her ladies-in-waiting. Her husband, globetrotting Prince Bernhard, after elephant hunting in Tanganyika, arrived in the U.S. for a visit to Washington, New Orleans and New York.

But it was the awareness of a deeper separation that made news in Holland last week. For the first time, the people of The Netherlands seemed to have abandoned...

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