GREAT BRITAIN: Queen on Eggs

While the King-Emperor lay battling for life in Buckingham Palace (TIME, Dec. 3, et seq.), the royal and imperial authority was exercised in an adjoining room by the Regency Council, presided over by Queen Mary. Last week the U. S. Department of Agriculture rushed to news-publications "for immediate release" the text of "An Order in Council issued at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 21, 1928," and apparently just discovered by the Department.

Exemplifying the very essence of august Sovereignty, this Order in Council, duly signed by Her Majesty the Queen-Empress, reads:

"It shall...

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