The Press: Covering the Royal Family

When Princess Margaret arrived back in Great Britain from her Caribbean tour last week, palace press officials breathed a sigh of relief. Everyone agreed that her trip was a great success, and her press relations were marred by only one unfortunate incident.* To the royal press secretaries, any such tour is a ticklish matter. At home the rules for press coverage are clearly drawn, i.e., the only official news on the royal family is handed out in daily court releases. But when royalty goes ajunketing, an entirely different set of rules applies. When the Queen Mother came to the U.S. last...

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