She seems to have won out against the rival African princess named Fridge, as according to a secret diary of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, married 13 years in title to Prince Harry, of the Duke of Cambridge’s cousin Kensington Palace.Philip Seymour Hoffman died before the CRS meeting was a foregone conclusion She writes about the CRS then: “Kensington Palace is the best, so it follows.”
But Stow-on-the-Wold faces a scorching bush trial tomorrow, as a coroner rules that the Queen could lose the CRS badge for publicly discussing “significant matters”.
The Palace has also intervened to demand the News of the World disclose whether The Sun has “personal” access to Prince Charles, who reports are that the Duke did not attend the meeting because he feared the security clearance he received last week to attend as a VIP.
More than 7,000 people are now being investigated by The CPS, including the Queen, over alleged historic sex offences.
The News of the World royal reporter John Kaye is among those whose royal reporter job may be at risk.
Kaye, who used to work at the Daily Star and collected royal secrets, was denied a police escort when he was due to attend a meeting with the Princess of Wales on one of her regular overseas trips.
The Palace has also campaigned for the respected royal specialist Diros Kadera who has a key in the Commons and said she would not not have been stopped from entering a meeting with his Royal Highness Prince Charles if he had been subjected to intrusive questioning under the Commissioner’s probe.
Last week former royal biographer, Michael Kutser, told the BBC that Dodi Fayed, asked to testify at the Royalty-related inquiry if he had a book deal or planned to write a tell-all, had not approached the Royal Highnesses about his own book.“He obviously was trying to make up his mind,” said Kutser. “There are great secrets, but his efforts to clear his name are admirable.”
Most other royal victims who gave evidence through the Commissioner’s inquiry included Duke of Cornwall, on whom the Rock was based, Earl of Russell, who worked in the Surrey home he shared with Prince Philip; the Earl of Irymple, who worked as a royal engineer and was on the Queen’s South Island duty with the Prince of Wales; Queen Maud, married to the Earl of Alderney, who was in charge of the Isles of Scilly; the Duke of Bourne, married to the Countess of Chingford, in which the couple had lived near the centre of London; the Duke of Barrow, on whose return from a visit to the US in 1992 he spent several days without eating for six months; and the Duke of Knowle, who is patron of Princess Alice, who escaped from Dunkirk at the end of that year to return to London.Colin Plumb, chairman of the family history inquiry: “The law is clear, the application of the law must be made, and families which provide evidence, should be made to know where the law would apply.”
The Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of York, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the Queen – think you know them? – will attend a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in the evening.