INDIA: Auld Lang Syne

Because of fog -"the last thing we expected to see in New Delhi" -the royal plane was two hours late, but Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, proved well worth the wait. As beaming Prime Minister Nehru looked on at the airport, waves of schoolgirls swept up to the handsome visitor to hang garlands of marigolds about his neck. The prince made a mock stagger under the weight of the flowers. "I feel like a bullock with all these garlands," he shouted, and the crowd roared with laughter. When some children began playfully pelting him with blossoms, he pelted right...

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