Foreign News: Elizabeth II

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* The Premier Duke of the realm, and a Roman Catholic. *Her father took the oath as ruler of "Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India." Gone now are references to "Ireland, Dominions and Empire." The Republic of India recognizes Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth, but not as Queen. * The sun has set an hour late at Sandringham ever since the reign of George V, who had the clocks set forward to provide more time for shooting. The new Queen decided that she would preserve the custom. † The Queen proclaimed full mourning until May 31, an unusually short period, indicating that the coronation may take place this summer. During this period, members of the royal family, of Parliament, and of the diplomatic service are expected to wear black, and to cut down their social engagements. Many others voluntarily conform: last week one manufacturer sold 17,000 black ties to London shops in one hour.

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