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'Queen Elizabeth’s primary concern remains the risk of long-term damage to the brand.' Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

'Queen Elizabeth’s primary concern remains the risk of long-term damage to the brand.' Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

'Queen Elizabeth’s primary concern remains the risk of long-term damage to the brand.' Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It's hard not to feel a twinge of sympathy for the Queen of England this festive season. She's seen out the highs and lows of many a Christmas, during a long, long life. But now, in the far side of her golden years, a new round of family hassles stalks what should be the serenity of old age.

If we are to believe the gossip columns, warring daughter-in-laws are causing a ripple or two in her extended family. Nothing especially unusual in such a squabble. The problem is when it is fought out in the full glare of the world's media.


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