LETTER: Parker Bowles set inspiring example

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From Mr and Mrs Alan Clark Sir: We are full of sympathy for the ordeal to which Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles have been subjected by the media. And we admire their dignity and forbearance - an example to ourselves as well as to many others. But we would like to correct one inaccuracy in your editorial comment "Too much for a brigadier to bear" (11 January) before it gets engraved in concrete in the cuttings library.

We do not have "the sort of marriage which has not been uncommon among the English upper classes". We eat, talk, go for walks, argue, laugh and sleep together, and (for most of the time) are entirely content.

Yours faithfully, JANE CLARK ALAN CLARK Saltwood Castle, Kent 11 January