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Sir: We have overlooked the fact that most of the public life of the Royal Family is spent in supporting charities in a variety of ways - by patronage, opening events to raise money, and visits to hospitals and institutions all over the world.

The difference in style and approach from Princess Diana, of which much has been made, is to some extent at least due to protocol, the Constitution, and tradition, and to the general demand for the security of the sovereign and her family.

Maybe if the Queen and other members of the royal family were to have the misfortune of being photographed in swimsuits, they would attract better publicity?

The Rev C W CARR

Portchester, Hampshire