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5'CROWN PRINCE'PLAYS, HOAXQN BRITAIN'S
NOBILITY AD FAMQUS.FYING MAN!
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, r BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY.
1 I London, England, April 1.
'America is not the only country that
'gets fooled on titles, nowand then!
Right here, in England, where they
grow them, one of-lth greatest
hoaxes ever put overman unsuspecting
public hasjust been played apd all
Britain's "common folks."' are getting
6 ?a great laugh over the way-royalty
"fell" for it!
It happened atthe great aeroplane
meet in Henden aerodrome and
Claude Graham-White, famous Brit
ish aeronaut, who niarried Dorothy
Taylor, New Yorkbeiress, was- the
principal aqtor he and "Lord, Stanj-
Ktnn TTnnp" arid t.hfi"oT,nwn nrinnp nf
of England's nobility as a background
df "merry villagers!" -
Introducing himself, as "Lord Stan
ton Efope," a young man qf charming
manners .made himself known to Mr.
Grahame-White at the great flying
meetr'He, said he 'ha,d, brought with
him the crBwn prince,of Wurtemburg.
-The: prince then-1 was introduced to
GrahametWhite, wjo introduced
them'"both to'the 'fashionable, throng
assembled in the paddock. The
"prince" -and "Lord Hppe" at once
made 'themselves i at home, with the
society people"", and became popular.
, "& think -his highness would not
jiiind.,J&king.,a- fljghfc' -remarked
"LordHope"Uo Mr. Grahame-White.
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I The, "prince'' assented, and in a few
'atir..-- i ttZ n.-u.: i."