June 5, 1953

QUEEN’S CORONATION: The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was a grand event. Seven thousand representatives of the nobility rose from their seats in Westminster Abbey to welcome Queen Elizabeth. Four million people watched the magnificent coronation parade. The crowds braved the pouring rain to watch the procession go by. (…) Young Prince Charles, aged four and a half, watched the ceremony inside the abbey, and while sucking his thumb turned to his governess when he saw his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, kneel before the Queen to pledge his eternal allegiance. Shortly afterward the child began asking incessant questions of his aunt and his governess. After the coronation, the prince was taken back to the palace by his governess. PEOPLE’S VOICES: (From the column «An Athenian’s Diary») «A resident of a district of Athens writes that from morning to night loud cries are disturbing the peace in the neighborhood. The milkman, the fruit seller, Gypsies, ice cream sellers, flower sellers and other street vendors advertise their wares at the tops of their voices, even during the quiet times of the afternoon. This resident writes that children, particularly in the upper part of Tenedou Street, have turned the road into a football field. A little strictness on the part of the police would not go amiss, perhaps.»

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