India: Royal Progress

The mood was to revel, forgive and forget. In New Delhi more than a million Indians turned out to welcome respectfully and affectionately Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who came not as an empress inspecting her subjects but an honored visitor to a Commonwealth partner.

Fifty years ago her grandfather had been the last British monarch to visit India. Stolid King-Emperor George V had to be reminded by his viceroy to wave to the populace so as to elicit the cheers befitting the occasion. Last week India's President Rajendra Prasad recalled pointedly that, back...

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