ENDGAME: TAKE MY WIFE'S ROYAL DESIGNATION, PLEASE

The Princess of Wales, as the mother of Prince William, will be regarded by the Queen and the Prince of Wales as being a member of the Royal family." So read the statement released by Buckingham Palace last week announcing that the Waleses had reached a divorce settlement. This acknowledgement must have come hard. Diana lost the designation Her Royal Highness, but the palace could not dismiss her completely, despite Charles' bitter acrimony toward her (London papers reported that the Queen was willing to let Diana keep her H.R.H., but Charles insisted that she relinquish it). The recognition that she remains...

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