BELGIUM -: Royal Notes

BELGIUM

¶ The heroic city of Mons is known to smart Belgians as the seat of a somewhat narrow-minded and Mrs. Grundyish local aristocracy. Therefore when Swedish-born Crown Princess Astrid of Belgium visited Mons some weeks ago, she was believed to have committed a thoroughgoing faux pas by producing her small gold cigaret case, at the close of a Civic High Tea, and snapping her cosmopolitan lighter.

However, Belgian court circles were relieved, last week, by tidings from Mons, to the effect that pretty Princess Astrid's example is now being followed by Mons maidens and young Mons matrons of highest social standing.

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