The World: To Canada with Less Pomp and Circumstance

Royal tours are not exactly what they used to be. When Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Canada last week at the start of an 11-day visit, Fleet Street virtually ignored the event. The airmail edition of the London Times carried only a three-sentence dispatch—by Agence France-Press; the Daily Mail carried not a line. Even the Canadians, who had not seen their Queen for two years, were not entirely overwhelmed. Some raised once again the question of whether Canada really needs a Queen. The Red Cross felt compelled to announce that a blood supply it had specially reserved for Her Majesty in...

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