A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 28, 1983

On the eve of Queen Elizabeth's fifth visit to the U.S., relations between the British royal family and London's tabloid press were showing signs of strain, as this week's cover story, written by Contributor John Skow, attests. By contrast, the British monarchy has enjoyed a favorable press in the U.S. ever since 1860, when Prince Edward, Queen Victoria's eldest son, visited the nation that had repudiated his family's rule. Edward's great-granddaughter Elizabeth and great-great-grandson Charles seem to have inherited his ability to evoke the admiration of Americans. Those with immediate experience of that...

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