From The Publisher: Nov. 30, 1992

THOUGH THE TROUBLED MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCESS OF Wales and Prince Charles has been the subject of intense scrutiny by the world's media, the gaudy theater accompanying it often complicates the task of discerning fact from fiction. In Britain especially, dailies, television and books feed the public's seemingly insatiable appetite for news of the secretive House of Windsor with the barest scraps of private information.

Senior writer Martha Duffy found herself doing extraordinary work to get at the truth for this week's cover story on the royal family. "The first law of life is no one wants to be quoted or...

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