Tory anger at Diana mine meeting

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Diana, Princess of Wales's presence at a meeting to discuss moves to eradicate landmines has angered some Conservative MPs who believe the House of Commons is no place for the Royal Family.

The Princess, who has publicly stated her commitment to the abolition of landmines, will attend the Commons all-party Landmines Eradication Group at Westminster today.

The meeting was called by the Labour MP Frank Cook.

Tory MP David Wilshire said: "I defend the right of anybody to come to the House of Commons if they choose but I think when it is a member of the Royal Family a degree of careful thought and consideration needs to be given because the constitutional implications are enormous."

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