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17. In Buckingham Palace
"The climax of Gandhiji's freedom from convention in the matter of dress was reached when I saw him mount­ing the carpeted stairs of Buckingham Palace to greet the King and Queen, with his blanket round his shoulders, at the Royal Party in honour of the Round Table Conference delegates and other visitors. I do not think the Palace had seen a visitor in that costume before, nor is it easy to conceive that anyone else would have been allowed the same freedom."
- Sir Abdul Qadir