Prince Charles Picks a Bride

It was precisely 11 a.m., and an investiture—a traditional ceremony for bestowing honors on deserving subjects—was about to begin in the grand ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as the Lord Chamberlain stepped forward and interrupted the general hush: "The Queen has asked me to let you know that an announcement is being made this morning." What followed produced a gasp, applause and even more jubilant beaming from the Queen. Champagne corks began to pop around the palace. At long last, Prince Charles, 32, heir to the British throne,...

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