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Letter: Missing monarch

Sir: If Pru Irvine's grandmother is 104 (Tabloid; "When Mummy dearest hits 100", 6 August), she has lived in six reigns - not the five asserted by Pru.

Queen Victoria was proud of her record 64 years on the British throne. She would not have been amused to have been forgotten by Pru, who, at 40, has lived - so far - under only one monarch (albeit one with an eye firmly fixed on "the old queen's" record).


Rochdale, Greater Manchester