The White House: Charles & Anne & David & Julie & Tricia

The prince was indeed charming and the princess was—well, at best, tired. Washington, betraying its social insecurity, was thrown into a tremulous tizzy by the three-day visit of Britain's Charles and Anne. As newsmen pursued the young royal pair through a wearing round of sightseeing, cruising, picnicking and dancing, the prince's equerry, David Checketts, at one point demanded: "Let's have a little dignity." He posted the princess' lady-in-waiting in a doorway to block reporters. After a hectic day, the shapely Anne was asked how she and her brother had liked their first...

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