It is suggested that these grubby goings-on will weaken, perhaps mortally, the monarchy in Britain and hasten an Australian republic. Perhaps. Time will tell. But the millions who have followed this saga and been at once engrossed and appalled probably could not give a fig about the constitutional implications or consequences. The feeling now is something akin to pity and compassion.
Whatever their personalities, here are two people put through what has become a fairly commonplace ordeal of the late 20th century, the collapse of a marriage with children. But they have been almost uniquely exposed. Prince and Princess alike have been tortured as surely and painfully as if stretched on the rack.
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