GREAT BRITAIN: The Princess & Her Public

Cheerfully battling a brisk breeze at London Airport for mastery of her smart, flared skirt, Britain's 22-year-old Princess Margaret seemed singularly free of care as she returned home from Africa with her mother last week. But in their papers and over their teacups, her sister's subjects, with rising heat, were arguing the pros & cons of a possible marriage between her and 38-year-old R.A.F. Group Captain Peter Townsend (TIME, July 20), now safely banished to an office in the British embassy at Brussels. There was still no official or royal-family confirmation of the romance, and much tushing in the...

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