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Paris Stir Over
PARIS, May 9 (A.A.P.). -Pictures of Princess Mar-
garet bathing on thc Isle of Capri have caused a stir in Paris.
Paris police on Saturday night seized copies of thc French news- paper "France Dimanche" because it contained a picture of Prin- cess Margaret in a bathing cos- tume on the Isle of Capri.
Inspector Finault, of the Paris Prefecture, ordered the seizures because the pictures "would have angered the King of a great and friendly country."
One of the pictures allegedly showed Princess Margaret get- ting into a boat at the Isle of Capri. Her bathing suit was not apparent.
Another showed a rear view of what looked like a nude woman or girl on seaside rocks.
The paper said it did not know for sure whether this was the Princess or another woman.
The newspaper was seized under a law governing "insults to the head of a foreign State."
Thc French Foreign Office said to-day thal it had initialed the police action at the request of the British Embassy. Embassy officiais denied having made any
The editors of the paper to-day denied that they had printed any photo of the Princess. They said it was a member of the Prin- cess's entourage.
One of the photographs showed Princess Margaret tripping down to a beach to bathe with a shirt tailed escort.
The newspaper "Ce Matin," which said the picture had been taken by an irresponsible photo- grapher, said it woulú cause a scandal in England, not because the picture showed "the splendid figure of the young Princess," but because her escort-Major T. C. Harvey, the Queen's private sec- retary-was wearing a hat while leading the Princess.
"Ce Matin" said this was "a little off-hand".
Parisians have been asked not to gather in crowds and stare at Ihe Princess when she visits here at the end of the month.
The newspaper "Paris-Presse" said: "The best way to let the Princess appreciate the true face of Paris will be not to bother her by staring curiously and to sparc her the assaults of jour- nalists and photographers which so spoiled her stay in Capri and
"Queens of the stage and
screen are accustomed lo these excesses. For a young Princess, whose dearest wish is to get to know the authentic life of our
! country, nothing would touch her more than this simplicity which
comes from the heart." Í -