Letter: A better prince than we deserve

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Sir: Bryan Appleyard ('What he needs is a proper job', 29 June) played the tabloid tune, scorning the efforts of the Prince of Wales to do his job. The British public has enjoyed its Royal Family but now, like a spoilt child, takes a perverse pleasure in trying to destroy its favourite possession.

Prince Charles is subjected both to sycophancy and to an invasion of privacy and public insult going far beyond what is handed out to any other individual citizen. It is time we started to treat the Royal Family with some dignity and common sense. We are lucky in the high calibre of the heir to the throne. On present showing, it is more than we deserve.

Yours sincerely,


Buxton, Derbyshire

30 June