Portuguese police believe the mother of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann accidentally killed her daughter, a family spokesman has said. Altough it would be surprising, given what we have seen of the parents, most children who are murdered die at the hands of their parents.
I am rather with Germaine Greer on Diana, but not sure that anyone's life could stand such scrutiny, and sure I could have been called a "devious moron" on occasion! Whoever she was, or was to be, boys who grow up without a parent experience a profound loss. Princes are still boys, just look at Harry's lost face 10 years ago, and look at how well he pulled off his mother's memorial service. It was nothing less that a tanatalising glimpse into the future of the monarchy. I suspect more collaboration than competition between the brothers and wonder if Charles could bear not to be king, the job he has been awaiting all his life, and I wonder if giving it to his boys instead would be a gift.
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