FRACTURED FAIRY TALE

THE ROMANCE THAT BEGAN AS GOSSAMER IS ENDING IN DUELING BARBS AS DIANA REFUSES TO GO QUIETLY INTO THE LIFE OF A RICH DIVORCEE. THE QUEEN IS NOT AMUSED

THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HAD BEEN expected since December finally came last week: the Princess of Wales has reluctantly agreed to a divorce from the heir to Britain's throne. It signaled an end to a failed marriage as famed as any in history, the unexampled source of sustenance to the tabloid press and a wish-book chronicle that has nourished the fantasies of people on several continents for 15 years. The Establishment lost no time in expressing suitably pious sentiments. Said Lord St. John of Fawsley, a constitution expert and an unquenchable royals commentator: "My main feeling is relief. Insofar as there has...

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