15 JUNE 1929, Page 3

Sweden The Crown Prince of Sweden and his family have

the closest possible ties with our own Royal Family. He also represents one of the friendliest of friendly nations towards us. These would be reasons enough to assure him of a hearty welcome here. By his speeches, one in London and another before a critical audience at Cambridge, where he received last week an honorary degree, he proves that he has at least his share of the brains that distinguish the Bernadotte dynasty. His ability to expound Swedish movements in art, science and trade, and to appreciate British movements, could not come from merely superficial observation. We hope he will strengthen the national friendship on his return home as he has done here.