Foreign News: Great Houses

As the days of Queen Alexandra lengthened into an immediate prelude to death, much hoarse croaking was heard (TIME, Nov. 16) to the effect that upon her demise the Prince of Wales would quit York House, a wing of St. James's Palace, and occupy Marlborough House, the town residence of Alexandra.

The social ravens who uttered these prophecies recalled that, upon the death of King Edward, Alexandra had been with difficulty persuaded to abandon Buckingham Palace. She clung with all the force of an indomitable will to the style and title of "Queen" (TIME,...

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