THE BALKANS: Kings

World War II has brushed Europe's handful of surviving kings off their thrones like flies off a carcass. Some of them are in exile from countries that show less & less enthusiasm for taking them back. One, Belgium's Leopold III, is a prisoner of the Nazis. Another, Italy's Vittorio Emanuele III, is a somewhat down-at-the-heel cobelligerent of the United Nations. Only a choice few can do more than twiddle their royal thumbs or try on their more & more meaningless crowns for size.

But last week the royal grapevine was abuzz with a dramatic...

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