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Ian Burrell The Royal family is putting its future at risk

The Royal Family and the media that follows it are involved in an existential struggle. It’s an extraordinary state of affairs, given that less than four years ago the royal hack pack was cheerleader-in-chief at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and hectoring the BBC for its bungled bowing of the knee at the Thames Pageant.

Five ways to avoid the Royal baby

The flock of royal correspondents who spent the best part of a fortnight outside St Mary's Hospital may have left their hard-earned spots of pavement behind, but in many parts of the country - and many media outlets - the quest for more, more, more baby news continues. What will the prince be called? Has it really got more hair than Wills? Is Kate already pumping iron to lose that disfiguring baby bump? If the sum total of coo-ing and clucking is driving you wild - here's five ways to turn the volume all the way down.

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iStyle: Sheer delights

Filmy fabrics are all about showing just a hint of skin. Emma Akbareian shows you how to get this season’s revealing new look just right