GREAT BRITAIN: The Sleeping Princess

In countless British homes last week there was a gasp of disbelief. In London newspaper offices, gossip columnists hung their ignorant little heads in shame. To a few titled socialites the event was shocking. But to most everyone, once they got used to it, the news was splendid.

It was certainly the best-kept secret of the year. From Clarence House, the home of the Queen Mother, a court circular announced the "betrothal of her beloved daughter the Princess Margaret to Mr. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones." Who, asked nearly everybody, is Antony Armstrong-Jones?...

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