ROYALTY The Allure Endures

By George and all his kin, it will be a royal Bicentennial. In fond, forgiving tribute to the nation that rejected monarchy 200 years ago, nine of Europe's ten reigning families will have visited the U.S. by year's end. Preparing for one of the biggest convergences of royalty since the days when regal retinues descended on Paris or Vienna for filet Empire, monarchs in palaces from Copenhagen's Amalienborg to Madrid's Zarzuela are brushing up on such transatlantic lore as Queen Elizabeth's relationship to George Washington (second cousin seven times removed) and the name of U.S.S. Monitor's designer (Swedish-born John Ericsson)—or...

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