Great Britain: The Problem Princess

The royal family's third-string Kensington Palace has seldom made news since the Duchess of Kent had a daughter there in 1819—and even then no one suspected that the gel would one day be Queen of England and Empress of India. Last week Queen Victoria's birthplace was less happily back in the headlines. In the House of Commons, a Labor M.P. suggested tartly that "at this time, when there are thousands of homeless in London," the government showed "deplorable priority sense" in spending $238,000 in public funds to repair the palace for its new occupants: Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord...

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