Since King George VI succeeded to the Imperial throne five months ago his political and medical advisers have been training him like a race horse so that he will be in top form May 12. Last week on St. George's Day, as a brief preliminary canter, His Majesty delivered the first formal public utterance of his reign (211 words).

Fifty thousand Britons and many U. S. visitors on hand for the Coronation bustled out to Windsor to gaze at the Royal Horse Guards in glistening breast plates and scarlet tunics, to cheer wildly as King George, Queen Elizabeth and most...

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