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Stiff royals should take a leaf out of low-key Princess Anne's book

Published 15/12/2012 | 17:00

COULD it be long outdated snobbery, coupled with the ingrained hypocrisy which often underpins complaints by the British royal family about so-called media intrusion, that provoked a young woman to kill herself because she was unwittingly ensnared in the Kate Middleton prank call controversy?

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To revisit a soundbite from way back in the Charles Haughey era, there is more than the whiff of GUBU – something grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented – about this whole sorry affair.

It's beyond comprehension that this mother of two young children would be pushed into suicide over what was at the end of the day a prank.

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