15 JUNE 1929, Page 1

News of the Week His Majesty T HE relapse in the

King's health has mercifully not been very serious. The trouble arose, as it often does, where the surgeons operated and it remained a local affection only. The best proof that His Majesty's general health was unaffected by any spread of poison into the system is that the doctors allowed him to receive at the end of last week, not only Mr. Baldwin and his successor, but also the whole bodies of Ministers surrender- ing their seals and receiving them in turn from the King's hands. Apart from the serious occasion, everyone who has been an invalid knows that nothing is more tiring than to receive numerous persons and turn one's attention from one to the other. So far as we know, the King has not received any ill results from his deter- mination to do his constitutional duty.

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