August 26, 1926
Exclusive to the Los Angeles Times.
Queen Mary is "spending a two weeks holiday as a housewife with a duster, forgetting the formalities of being a queen." Wearing "ordinary working clothes," Mary is spending her vacation at Sandringham, overseeing the "transformation of Queen Alexandra's house there into a modern country mansion for the present royal family.
Mary, accompanied by one lady-in-waiting, "forgot about the cares of state and busied herself about the house with a duster and broom sweeping and cleaning pictures and furniture." These tasks "apparently gave her great pleasure."