People, Dec. 3, 1951

In the Purple

Britain's Princess Margaret arrived in Paris for a busy four days of footloose fun. At the Hertford Hospital charity ball, she mingled with the best of the smart set, danced with Paul Auriol, son of the French President, and also came face to face with a brash American custom. A young Army civilian employee from Chicago threw royal protocol aside, introduced himself and asked for the next dance. Margaret was diplomatically delighted" to meet him, but, she said, "I'm terribly sorry, I seem to be booked up just now." The next evening at the home of Sir Alfred Duff...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!