People: The Personal Approach

The British press was atwitter over the rumor that Princess Margaret had set her heart on marrying the tall, red-haired Earl of Dalkeith, 26, heir to the well-to-do Scottish Duke of Buccleuch. (The title dates from 1663, when Anne, Countess of Buccleuch, married the Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of Charles II.) Newspaper gossipists spoke well of the Earl's record at Eton, Oxford and in the Royal Navy, observed complacently that "the blood of the Stuarts is to be found in both." But at week's end, Buckingham Palace remained majestically mum. The Earl's...

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