GREAT BRITAIN: Majesty's Own Hand

In London an always dramatic scene in the House of Commons is when the Prime Minister says he has "a message from His Majesty the King, signed by His Majesty's own hand," then bows thrice to the Speaker of the House and hands it up to be read. This the Rt. Hon. Stanley Bald win did last week when he handed up to Speaker the Rt. Hon. Edward Algernon Fitzroy the abdication message of Edward VIII (TIME, Dec. 21). The first message from new King George VI asked Parliament to make "permanent...

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