Press: Royalty vs. the Press (Contd.)

The Queen sues a London tabloid for punitive damages

Kieran Kenny, then 17 years old and an unemployed surveyor trainee from industrial Wigan in Britain's Lancashire, must have touched the heart of someone at Buckingham Palace when he wrote a plaintive letter to Queen Elizabeth II in 1980, asking for a job. Within weeks Kenny was hired as a stores (pantry) clerk and assigned lodgings in the staff quarters. Like all employees of the royal household, Kenny had to pledge in writing never to reveal to outsiders what goes on inside the royal residences.

Soon after he quit a month ago, however, Kenny...

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