A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 21, 1957

Why, they're no different from anyone else.'' exclaimed a Canadian housewife as she watched Queen Elizabeth and her husband exchange knowing glances and share a common smile before the television cameras this week. It was a pretty compliment, but obviously something of an understatement as well; whatever the young person who stands as the embodiment of sovereign authority to some 640 million of the world's people is, she cannot, in the very nature of things, be like "everyone else." Four cover stories in the past 28 years have traced the career of Queen Elizabeth from a girl of three (1929) to...

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