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CRAIG BROWN: Grace Kelly found the royal role tough too

Grace Kelly was a huge Hollywood star when she decided to marry Prince Rainier in 1956 The difference in the world-views of the Markles and the Windsors was always evident in the language they employed. After her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan told Vanity Fair magazine: ‘I was born in …

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Who the hardest working royal REALLY is

While most people might have spent Boxing Day walking off their Christmas lunch or snoozing through a film, Tim O’Donovan was settling down to do some serious arithmetic, as he always does at this time of year. And there can be no margin of error when your annual sums make …

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CRAIG BROWN: To servants, there’s just one Prince of Oafs 

Recalling the two younger Princes, the Prince of Wales’s housekeeper Wendy Berry found Edward ‘utterly charming and polite’, but Andrew (pictured) boorish and rude, writes CRAIG BROWN On November 28, 2001, Gyles Brandreth attended a reception at Buckingham Palace for bigwigs in the media. The Queen was telling a small …

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ANGELA LEVIN: How DID our Royal Family come to this? 

Which of us would have imagined gathering round our television sets on a Saturday evening to watch the Queen’s second son squirming and dissembling as he’s grilled about his friendship with a convicted paedophile? We thought Princess Diana’s tearful interview about the state of her marriage to Prince Charles was …

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