GREAT BRITAIN: Here They Come!

Drab, Socialist and hard-pressed Britain badly needed a flash of color, a majestic reminder of past glory. Last week it got one. The pageantry lasted for only a few hours; the worries, the austerity would remain.

Princess at the Window. For the first time since 1938, Parliament was opened with full-dress ceremonial. Red robes trimmed with white fur, cutaways, top hats and striped trousers were taken out of mothballs or rented at high prices. The Household Cavalry who would escort the royal coach got ready to don their plumed helmets and breastplates, white...

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