Milestones, Mar. 21, 1960

Married. Princess Padmavati Raje, 19, daughter of western India's Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior; and Maharaja Kirit Bikram of Tripura, 23, powerless (since India's independence in 1947) chief of a small, warrior-caste state in northeast India; in a Bombay ceremony that was preceded by a two-mile-long procession of brass bands, clowns, torch bearers and lancemen, was attended by a brigade of India's richest princes, saw an exchange of gifts valued at some $1,000,000.

Married. Takako Suganomiya (meaning: noble, pure), Princess Suga, 21, jazz-loving daughter (youngest of five) of Japan's Emperor Hirohito; and Hisanaga Shimazu,...

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