Sunday 11 December 2016

Royal traditions can come and go

Published 19/06/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- When Ruth Dudley Edwards says, 'Diana... was well-born, a virgin and seemed sweet and malleable,' she makes it seem that virginity was just another 'desirable' quality in terms of her getting the job.

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In fact it was the only qualification. Charles was late (for a prince) getting married to the extent that people wondered whether he was 'past it'.

And his problem was finding a virgin, which Diana Spencer was eventually seen to be.

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