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Clive Goodman enjoyed a long career of royal scoops at the News of the World.

Lawyer may have been 'targeted for Diana stories'

News of the World phone hackers may have targeted one of Britain's leading lawyers in an attempt to uncover stories about Diana, Princess of Wales.

Sarah Sands: Where would we be without our decorative women?

The official guidance at the start of the royal tour of Canada was that Kate would be seen and not heard. I wonder if Prince William was advised to be heard and not seen, for he has been edited out of most of the newspaper photographs.

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A controversial documentary on the death of Diana – who would have been 50 on Friday – will be launched in Ireland next week. In Britain, it is banned and its director Keith Allen asks: What are they so afraid of?

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Royal revenge: 'We had to draw the line somewhere'

The Queen doesn't like him, so he wasn't invited. But the snub to Tony Blair makes a nonsense of claims that Friday's wedding has modernised a fundamentally Conservative institution

Leading article: A marriage that opens the way for a modern monarchy

It will be in many ways a different country that greets Prince William and his bride tomorrow

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Uh-oh. The sun may not shine this Friday, the Met Office revealed yesterday.

Minor British Institutions: Mowing the lawn

Its origins are lost amid rival claims of monks, princes, and even the Garden of Eden, but the lawn as we know it was born when the British invented the lawnmower.

Kate Middleton visits Diana's grave

Kate Middleton has visited Princess Diana's grave ahead of her wedding to Prince William.

Video: Kate Middleton tops Royal beauty poll

Kate Middleton has been voted more beautiful than the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Joan Smith: Kate Middleton: once again, the lady vanishes

What on earth do the Windsors do to women behind closed doors? Two weeks before her wedding, Kate Middleton has started wearing clothes no normal woman in her twenties would give a second glance. Imagine the shopping trip: a few old friends, up in London for the day, going through rails of clothes and picking out... the knee-length suit. The boring court shoes. The lady-like clutch. And collapsing on each other's shoulders in helpless giggles.

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