SWEDEN: Now, the P. R. Royal Couple

In his "one-class" Socialist country, in which he has been stripped of all real power and even subjected to the levies of the taxman, Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf last week was regaled with one of the few remaining circumstances still entitled to royal pomp: his wedding. Indeed, with its processions, ceremonies and feasts, last Saturday's nuptials more than lived up to its advance billing as the royal spectacular of the year.

Assembled in Stockholm's hauntingly Gothic cathedral were four reigning monarchs (Belgium's King Baudouin, Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, Luxembourg's Grand Duke...

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