Royal SNUB: How Prince Charles ‘IGNORED Princess Margaret on privacy issue’  – Today News US

Royal SNUB: How Prince Charles ‘IGNORED Princess Margaret on privacy issue’ – Today News US

 The royal family closely guards its private lives and the Queen does what she can to preserve and safeguard the reputation of her family Royal biographer Ingrid Seward reveals in “Prince Edward: A Biography” that Prince Charles had been given heartfelt advice by Princess Margaret in his bachelor days Addressing the issue of privacy with the Prince of Wales, Ms Seward claims Princess Margaret advised: “If you don’t want to be seen you don’t have to be REVEALED: How Charles went on SECRET holidays with Camilla while ST. Princess Diana’s REVENGE: How Diana turned on Prince Charles with ‘  “We have a lot of homes to go to – use them.” According to the book, it was advice that “Charles chose to ignore”  Ms Seward explains that Charles was determined to conduct himself as he best saw fit, “unfettered by traditional royal stricture”, and he made a point of taking his dates along with him to the opera and to the polo  Prince Charles’ past romances withered under the spotlight of public and media scrutiny even before they had chance to get properly started  Most famously, Charles and Princess Diana had an ambivalent relationship with the media   At times the Princess complained about the media’s intrusion, accusing photographers and journalists of making normal life impossible for her   In 2009, The Telegraph reported that Queen Elizabeth II “authorised a crackdown on the paparazzi” amid intrusions into the private lives of the Monarchy   The Queen and Prince Charles instructed Gerrard Tyrrell, a senior lawyer specialising in privacy and media law, to mastermind the privacy strategy  Mr Tyrrell is known to have briefed senior royal aides on a series of options in the event of photographers continuing to take photographs of the royal family in “private” situations   Ms Seward revealed a compelling story in her 1995 book that shows just how much the British Monarchy respect their privacy   In 1983, the then Attorney General Lord Havers applied for an injunction on behalf of the Queen against a former Palace employee  The employee was trying to sell an account of her time in royal service, which New York literary agent Lucien Goldberg described as, “a million dollar property”  The injunction was granted and the former employee “duly disappeared into obscurity taking her story with her”  Ms Seward added that episodes like this “served to reinforce the family’s concern for their privacy”

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