In the Royal Palace at Sinaia the No. 1 statesman of Rumania, suave, hard M. Nicholas Titulescu, lately had his King on the carpet.
"Sire, you must send away Mme Lupescu," he told scapegrace Carol II. "Also you must dismiss your private secretary and four other Court officials. Here is the list."
Quivering with rage His Majesty replied : "Not even the Hohenzollern head of my house would have ventured to ask so much from me. How dare you make such requests?"
"I make no requests, Sire," purred M. Titulescu. "These are the orders of France."
Quite possibly they were. France fears Nazi...