National Geographic : 1953 Sep
© united Press 306 S Umbrellaed Gold Coast Chiefs Attend the Queen's Garden Party Ascot toppers and morning coats sprinkle Buckingham Palace lawn, scene of the fete (page 330). Kip Ross of the National Geographic staff and his wife Rosita appear in the upper left. - Queen Elizabeth lends a hand to Prince Charles as she discovers her venturesome son climbing a window ledge at the Royal Family's castle in Scotland. The four-year-old Heir Apparent watched his mother's crowning from a box in the Abbey (page 318). Later, on the balcony of Buck ingham Palace, he showed enormous interest in two golden bracelets acquired by his mother at the ceremony. The Strand became rustic and coy, with every lamppost entwined by enormous artificial climbing roses. A good idea was the Maypole in the center of the road opposite the church of St. Mary-le Strand. Many people must have thought it a curious obstruction, but the point was that it stood on the same spot occupied by the famous Maypole that was one of the sights of medieval London.