The Press: Royalty's Recourse

In Great Britain, where purveyors to Her Majesty supply the royal household with everything from Scotch to kilts, Canadian-born Lord Beaverbrook and his three newspapers have provided an .unwelcome oversupply of at least one commodity: criticism. Beaverbrook's papers (Daily Express, Sunday Express, Evening Standard}, with a combined circulation of 8,800,000, have taken the royal family to task for spending too much money, sniped at Prince Philip for churlishness, and gleefully taken off after those natural targets, Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. John Gordon, editor and crusty columnist of the Sunday Express, congratulated Prince Philip, when the Queen was about to give...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!