LETTER:Royal divorce: a monarchist's loyalty betrayed

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Sir: The Independent has been excellent in its reporting of the progress of the Family Law Reform Bill through Parliament and in its comments about the concept of mediation in divorce.

However, in the reporting on Diana's and Charles' divorce (29 February) the terms "custody" and "access", which were replaced in the 1989 Children's Act by "residence" and "contact", continue to be used.

Would it not be an example to us all if the young royals used mediation to resolve their difficulties amicably for the sake of the children?

Ruth Blacklock

Salisbury & District Family Mediation Service,

Salisbury, Wiltshire