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Lady Mary Crawley

« on: April 11, 2011, 11:11:58 am »

Article by Melanie Phillips in today's DM:

First there were fears of an unseemly fixation with celebrity culture, with invitations having gone out to stars such as David and Victoria Beckham.
But at least (one assumes) these were on the list of the bride and groom themselves. And it is their wedding, after all, even if — unlike mere commoners — Prince William’s constitutional position as second-in-line to the throne means that any lack of dignity or decorum on his part will create a certain amount of flak.   But now, with more details of that guest list having become known, the event is turning into something altogether more distasteful.

For some of the prospective guests are not friends nor even apparent national icons or role models. The list is also full of the happy couple’s parents’ business contacts. And not only merely business contacts, but people to whom both Prince Charles and the Middletons owe favours.

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