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"Lady Patricia" (As She Was Kz Her Royal Title as Prinm LONDON, March 18. RTNCESS MARY'S wedding is over. It was an impressive and imposing spectacle, which the unthinking nasses of Greater London enjoyed with Aride-eyed, open-mouthed enthusiasm. But slowly things are beginning to leak out which were only known to those be hiad- the scenes. Some of these things are almost comic, some are absolutely runny to. anybody but a Britisher-and some are really tragic. The readers of this page have already read of the endless conflicting thipgs which arose from week to week and day to day to perplex and strain the resource fulness of the committee of arrangements who had so many delicate questions to solve. Besides the problems of prece dence, social prestige, what clothes to be worn and even the memorable row between the Duke of Atholl, the Lord. Chamber lain. and the fat peeresses as to squeezing them into sixteen-inch chairs, there were several unexpected surprises and compli cations which developed only on the day of the wedding Or course. there has been much whis pered cormment as to why the Prince of Wales was not present at his royal sts ler's marriage. Was the Prince purposely sent away because his popular face and figure would have utterly eclipsed the rather plain face and not very distin guished figure of sister Mary? Or did the King and his daughter take advantage of the absence of the Prince of Wales, who is touring India, to spring the announcement of Mary's engagement and pull off the marriage quickly before the popular young Prince got back to Eng land to* overshadow the newly married couple ? But head and shioulders above every thing 'else is the shadow cast on the great event in Westminster Abbey by the ab sence of Commander the Honorable Alex under Ramssy, the "commoner" husband of the very popular "Princess Pat," daugh ter of the Duke of Connaught and cousin of Princess Mary. The two ,most popular people in all Great Britain are the Prince of Wale. and "'Princess Pat." While the absence of the Prince of Wales is explained away by his important tour in india. there is no satis factory explanation of why the Hon. Mr. Ramsay, husband of "Princess Pat," was not there the last day of February with his wife at the great ceremonial th famous Woqtminster Abbey. Nobody dreamed that "Princess Pat's" husband would not he there. Not until the newspapers began to tabulate the guests did they make-the astonishing dig cotery that Commander Ramsay was miss ing. They looKed at each other in blank amazement and ran around to find out wkhat had happerned to Ramsay. Then the official statement was given out that Com mander Ramsay's 'official duties prevent him from attending Princess Mary's wed ding." Of course, this is nonsense. Everybody knows perfectly well that all the wheels of machinery of the. British Government, soial and official life were brought to a standstill whe'nrver It interfered to the slightest degree with anybody's atten dance at that great event r Daughter of t Lown After She Threw Away se), and Her Baby. Suppose Uoyd George, the Pre mier, had leen absent, and the excuse was offered that England's Prime Minister was busy at home in his study readting publie docu ments and Just couldn't get around to the wedding. Every body would laugh. The signidcant abseees to the husband of popuar "Priness Pat" has spread amons the gen era] , poblle wbt has long bees known among those who are on the Inside of things In high s ciety circles. "Princess Pat." who gave up Mr. I the rank of royalty to marry a "commoner" Just three years ago. Is not happy with her "commoner has band. The curious thing about it Is that it appears that Mr.' Ramsay is the one who tired of hin royal bride. They have been only married. three years. and yet for many months he and "Lady Patricia Ram say" have practically been separated and living apart. So thick and fast flow the rumors after the British public dibcovered the absence of Mr. Ramsay that King George and the Queen sent Imperative orders to "LAdy Patricia" ant her husband that they ab rolutely must get together-a least, long enough to stop the rumora, So the announcement the other day was handed to the papers, with a requet that they give it great prominence, that Lady Patricia had left the Duke of Connaught's home and had gone to Paris to rejoin her husband. Commander Ramsay. There are many circumstances about the unusual and rather reeanto wedding of Princess Patricia and Commander Ram say that would tend to make It unhappy unless the couple were very extraordinary persons. Of course, they were only hu man, and it seems that the natural conse quences have happened. The Princess gave up too muck when she married Mr. Ramsay, and it transpires that he did not appreciate her sacridoces sufficiently. She reminded him of them perhape rather often, and be grew weary of the reminders. "Her Royal Highness .Princess Patricia of Connaught" drove in royal state to Westminster Abbey on February U6, 1919, In nearly the same state as her cousin, Princess Mary, did the other day, and was 'here united to Commander the Hon. Alex ander Ramsay, an active offier of the navy, brother of a Scotch earl, but not in immediate succession to the title. At the conclusion of the ceremony it wes announced that she had renounced her royal rank and title and her possible right of succession to the throne, ant that the would henceforth take rank as a non royal duke's daughter 'ad be known as "Lady Patricia Ramisay." 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The gossips point out that there are a good many peculiar circumstances in connection with the relations between Lady Patricia Ramsky and her hus band. For instance, at the time of her marriage the Princess was decidedly past her first youth, having reached the age of thirty-three. On a close inspection she scarcely looked as attractive as her photo graphs, prepared with great art and some times of early vintage, would lead one to expect. This fact might produce a certain effect on a husband of ordinary, character. Commander the Hon. Alexander Ramsay must have refiected at times that he had married a lady verging on middle age, who made an enormous amount of fuss about herself and the sacrifices she had made for him. "I might have married a king" is the bit ter remark which has been attributed by some of the gossips to the former Princess. It is a fact that the Princess Patricia was for several years sought in marriage by moat of the eligible monarchs and heirs to thrones in Europe. King Alfonso of Spain was one of her most ardent suitors and made a very notable visit to the Brit ish royal family in order to urge his suit.. His offer was declined because the Prin cess did not care for him and because King Edward did not wish a princess so near to the throne to make the change of re ligion which would have been necessary. King Aifonso then married Princess Pa tricia's cousin, Princess Victoria Nugenla of Battenberg, and bestowed upon her reve nues, which have enabled her to be the jg. of Swtedeon. h C~rw Princews getll mrdied mteCrw PrinceP wth wshdined t, f o r various rea son. If the Princess Patricia reminded Honorable All Commander Ram- Won, Marri4 say that she might , Tirled of have been Queen of Spain, he could have retorted that then she would be looking after fire or more children, while her husband roamed about studying the attractions of new dancers and concert hall artists. Then again, if she had married the Ger man Crown Prince her present position would be about the most unfortunate imag Inable. Nobody, of course, can know all the distressing conversations that have oc curred between the oddly mated couple, but there is the undisputed fact that they have been drifting apart, and there are the obvious conditions that might have caused discoud between them. Coammader Ramsay is not a specially heroic or' diinguished character. He is a competent naval oficer, but all the other officers in the British Navy are supposed to be that. He served in the Ihrdaalas f. / ee exainder Ramsay Who Wooed, d and Is Sad to Have Quickly His Royal Princess Wife. expedition, but he did not win the Victoria Cross or distinguish himself especially. Of course, no ofricer gained very much glory for leadership in the tragic aglair. The commander, moreover, is not a no ticeably handsome man. He is just ordi narily looking, neither ugly nor handeome. if he had been a hero, a great leader or as beautiful a. a young Greek god, the Prin ce.s might have felt ,recompensed for the immense sacrifices she made, but he was none of these things. He was just a common or garden spec! men of the genus man, for whom she had given up the incalculable privileges and joys of being a princess.. And, them, when the honeytnoon was oyer he showed little appreciation of the romantic renunciation his wife had made and actually grew trri tated when he was frequeutly reminded of It.