LETTER : Royal Family fails nation in its grief

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Sir: Discussion about the apparent dysfunction of the Windsor family misses a more fundamental point. To a democratic society all monarchy is dysfunctional.

The most useful legacy of Diana Windsor would be the establishment in this country of a republic. An open and creative project for that purpose, which embraced all the people, might provide a paradoxically appropriate memorial to the life-work of a "people's princess".

SPENCER HAGARD

Cambridge

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