MARTHA DUFFY recalls going to the Exeter Theatre in Boston in 1947 to see a film of Queen Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip. "I was enchanted," she says, "by the eerie slow pace and pomp of the ceremony." Since then Duffy, now a TIME senior writer, has avidly tracked the Windsors, editing three cover-length stories on Princess Diana and writing two more, including this week's report on the royal divorce. Her fascination is less for dynasty than for star quality: "Diana was always eloquent about herself, through body language. She has the concentration of a fine actress." Through all the scandals,...

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