GREAT BRITAIN: Mother to Dozens

At 33, fresh-faced Mabel Anderson is still unmarried, but by custom she is always to be addressed as "Mrs." in her job at Buckingham Palace. The daughter of a Liverpool policeman who was killed in the blitz, she first appeared on the national scene when Prince Charles was in need of an assistant nurse. She turned out to be the only applicant who was "not shaking with nerves." This week Mrs. Anderson officially rises another notch—as fulltime "nanny" to the still-unnamed prince born to Queen Elizabeth II a month ago.

It is her job each morning to inform Her Majesty by...

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