Letter: The press has slipped on the Royal soap

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The Independent Online
MANY people now think it uncivilised to hunt animals. Not so many, it seems, feel like that about hunting human beings. Baying joyfully - with many a loud Halloo from Lynn Barber - they go roaring after members of the Royal Family. Their quarry doesn't seem to have done anything very dreadful, so it must be just for sheer love of the sport.

But when they are triumphantly in at the death, they may regret it. The victims (to change the metaphor) may have been more geese than swans, but they laid a great many golden eggs for the media.

Margaret Mabey,