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Sunday, August 19, 1962
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Princess Margaret vs. Prince Philip (Continued from page 7) Others in the royal circle also have taken Margaret's side, though sometimes more because they oppose Philip than favor her. The onetime Greek sailor-prince is too outspoken and critical to be universally popular in the palace. Thus, as head of her divided family, Elizabeth finds herself in a most difficult position. The deep love she always has had for her husband is tempered with understanding of his greatest weaknesses: lack of tolerance and a mania for pressing a feud to the bitter end. On the other hand, Margaret's influence over her sister has strong roots in their shared past. When they went to parties together as teen-agers, it was always Margaret who would say: "Let's go on a while longer, Lillibet (Elizabeth's nickname in the family)." Nearly every-time, the older girl would agree. After Philip married Elizabeth, he soon recognized that his authority in his own home was threatened by this headstrong princess who was not going to give up her privileged position without a fight. Then and there, the battle between the two was joined. Whenever possible, Margaret would put Philip in his place. Once she told him he looked "like an aging film star" because his hair was thinning. E LIZABETH, meanwhile, did her womanly best to beat out the flames of conflict she saw flickering between her husband and her sister. But as the crisis flared into open warfare, the queen showed herself more than willing to take her sister's side—without letting Philip know about it. Through her, Margaret was able to keep the news of her engagement to Tony secret for a vital period. She first whispered it to her mother who agreed to tell the queen and to extract from her the necessary "sovereign's consent." The queen was implored not to tell Philip "until you find him in a receptive mood." Rather reluctantly, she agreed to this ruse. As Margaret had fully intended, the little conspiracy of women left out the one woman close to the throne who might have had something adverse to say about it. Princess Marina knows more of what goes on in the world outside palace walls than any of her relatives. She mixes with actors, writers, and professional people. An inquiry at one of her small dinner parties would quickly have disclosed the reputation which Tony Armstrong-Jones had as an irresponsible, if charming, young Bohemian. Margaret knew Marina would have wasted no time in passing on this information to Philip. As it was, Philip got the news when he was in a relaxed and tolerant mood. It was not until 24 hours before the official announcement that he told Marina—and by ••»»«»sj»»»BBBiaB»a»^™«"^™™ "• " ' • Philip reportedly chided Margaret on her lack of maternalism when she and Tony (above) took a holiday without their baby. that time it was too late. When the press of the world began to toss about juicy morsels of Tony's playboy past, Philip suddenly realized how soundly he had been duped. His clever sister-in-law had outsmarted him once more. Dating from that moment of unwelcome truth, Philip's hostility toward Margaret and Tony has blossomed into an obsession. He tersely objected when Margaret recently tried to have Tony appointed Constable of Carnarvon Castle, a minor post but one carrying royal favors. In front of friends, the prince has scorned Margaret's lack of "public spirit." During the vacation Margaret and Tony took after the birth of the baby, Philip snapped: "I sometimes wonder how we'd get along without Margaret to send us such pretty post cards." For her part, Margaret can be as obstinate as her adversary. She now must decide whether to retire from court life and surrender the advantages of her royal position or get back into harness and do her full share of royal tasks. To Philip's embarrassment, she seems in no hurry to make a decision. As one courtier put it: "Margaret appears to believe she can have her royal cake as well as munch it." How long can she hold out in this delicate position? How far can she provoke the strong-willed prince? These questions are being asked by all insiders at the Court of St. James'. It may be that, for once in her young and spoiled life. Princess Margaret has bitten off more than she can chew. In a recent opinion poll in Britain, she finished far down the list of popular royals. Prince Philip ranked first. Prince Philip Writes for Family Weekly All life is not a battle royal for Britain's First Ramily. To (jive readers a look at the more serene side of the prince's existence, the Sept. 2 issue <>f Family Weekly will feature a story written by Philip in which he tells about his amusing encounter with those aristocrats of the bird kingdom, the penguins of Antarctica! Family Weekly. Aufjiuil 1». 19S2 » It is not, as some imagine, because we want to keep our children apart from public school children. It is not because Catholics want to dominate the education and culture of our society. Nearly 5,000,000 children attend Catholic elementary schools in the United States today for just one reason: We believe that religion is the most important thing in life, and that education for our children is not adequate unless... as Pope Leo XIII said in 1897 is "permeated by Christian piety." In the United States, public schools are prohibited by law from' providing such an education. (In Canada, Toronto public schools have prayers and Bible readings; Quebec public and parochial schools are both tax-supported.) It is not uncommon in our times to see highly-educated persons whose knowledge is not "permeated by Christian piety." One, for example, may achieve distinction in the field of biology while holding to the view that man has no soul to save. Another will achieve scholastic prominence in the field of human relations without believing at all in the sanctity of marriage. Some attain greatness in the academic aspects of science while refusing to concede that divine considerations have any weight in their field. Believing as we do that we are placed upon this earth to fulfill a divine and eternal purpose, Catholics do not believe it is enough merely to educate their children in the arts, crafts and sciences. It is not enough merely to educate them to meet the everyday practical problems of their existence on earth ... to make money, attain prominence, or to achieve physical security. As Catholics see it, our children muse be educated noe only in mind! and body . . . bur in heart and souL That is not possible in a public school, under the law. Soj in the United States alone, Catholic parents noc only pay their share oi the support for public schools, bue maintain nearly 11,000 Catholic elementary schools at their own expense. 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