People, Nov. 29, 1971

"I feel that an American citizen should not bow to foreign monarchs," wrote Martha Mitchell in the Ladles' Home Journal, explaining her own stiff-legged presentation to Queen Elizabeth II at a garden party last July. Protocol-wise, curtsying is optional for non-subjects, but Scotland's 70-year-old Earl of Lindsay, a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, was fit to be tied. He fired off a letter to Martha ("I take it that it is your considered opinion that I should remain seated during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner") and followed it up...

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