World: The Liabilities of Being a Lord

To the casual observer, the Earl of Harewood would seem a very proper lord. A first cousin of Queen Elizabeth, he stands 18th in succession to the British throne, has an excellent wartime record (Grenadier Guards), an elegant estate at Leeds, a lively interest in music, and is chairman of some very prestigious committees. The late Queen Mary, King George VI and Queen Mother Elizabeth all attended his 1949 wedding to talented Pianist Maria Stein, who subsequently bore him three sons.

In 1959, flying from Turin to Paris, Lord Harewood noticed a pretty girl with a violin on her lap. She was...

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