People, Feb. 5, 1996

OOH, THOSE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

The year is still new, but 1996 is beginning to smell a lot like another annus horribilis for Queen Elizabeth. First there's what tabloids have dubbed the Seven Words War between PRINCESS DIANA and her sons' nanny, ALEXANDRA ("TIGGY") LEGGE-BOURKE. At an otherwise perfectly festive staff Christmas party--Prince Charles sprays Silly String on staff members, they dump glitter on him--Diana allegedly made so odious a remark to Tiggy that the nanny's lawyer sent warnings to the press not to repeat it, and the Queen had to be assured that the remark was untrue. Possibly as...

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