BELGIUM: Albert of Liege

The new King of the Belgians is an earnest young man who takes his troubles hard. One night last week Leopold III had plenty.

As the hours ticked toward midnight two crises neared. A knock at the door might mean either a trained nurse or a political secretary, bursting with news. Queen Astrid was in labor and highly excited was His Majesty's Swedish mother-in-law. So too were all the Cabinet Ministers. Disruption threatened the Cabinet of Premier Count Charles de Broqueville, a delicate coalition formed year and a half ago under the...

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