Royalty vs. the Pursuing Press: In Stalking Diana, Fleet Street Strains the Rules

In stalking Diana, Fleet Street strains the rules

Someone will do it. Some rube of an American photographer, strangling in the only necktie he owns, will shout, "Hey, Queen!" Some reporter, his thought processes numbed by majesty, will panic and address her first, which is Not Done, and then compound his blunder by asking her views on Prince Andrew's American girlfriend, former Soft-Porn Actress Koo Stark. Somebody will break commonly observed protocol—royals are not to be photographed taking nourishment—and shoot a picture of her doing the unthinkable to a Parker House roll.

No such amiably...

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