Scholars from the Leyton County High School stood in a respectful row last week to receive the official inspection of His Royal Highness Edward of Wales. As H. R. H. passed down the line, one Geoffrey Gill, 15, piped: "Please, Sir, mayn't I have your autograph?"
Leyton's black-gowned headmaster started as though stung, turned apple-red.
"Sorry, old man," said Edward of Wales, "I can't do it, because if I do I shall have to do it for the rest of the school too."
That evening Geoffrey Gill was dismissed from school "for a gross breach of...