Letter: The press, not the Royals, hounded Diana

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I object strongly to the way in which your article ("A day of emotion", 7 September) manipulated Earl Spencer's funeral address to make out it did something it didn't. It was not "a devastating attack on the Royal Family". The example given is that of the "anguish" Diana suffered. But this refers to the hounding she received from the press. Your writers show they knew perfectly well what he meant after he promised to "shield the princes from the paparazzi".

You should do better than try to fabricate an attack on the Royal Family, or at least be honest and use your own words instead of twisting somebody else's.

Robin Cook

King's Langley, Herts