GREAT BRITAIN: The Second Best Man

Columns of advice to the lovelorn frequently warn of dangers ahead when lovers come from widely different backgrounds and environment. In London last week, Princess Margaret and her commoner fiance, Photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, were discovering how right the columnists can be.

The major shock of the week was the announcement that Jeremy Fry, 35, a longtime bohemian friend of Tony Armstrong-Jones, had withdrawn as best man at the royal wedding next month. The stated reason : a recurrence of jaundice. When clamorous newsmen asked if Fry were stepping down for any reason apart from his health, a royal...

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