Letter: Against newspaper lampooning of royalty

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Sir: I have always regarded the Independent as a responsible newspaper. To plaster half its front page with a cartoon of a durbar, as it did today, and to substitute for the face of Queen Mary the face of the Princess of Wales with a mobile telephone and the caption, 'Darling, never ring me at work' is absolutely unforgivable. The Princess is a caring and dignified woman who takes her royal responsibilities with great seriousness and who goes far beyond the call of duty in her compassion for the disabled and the underprivileged. She needs all the support she can get and certainly does not deserve to be lampooned in the Independent, of all journals.

Yours very truly,


Branscombe, Devon