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Lumley claims royal backs Gurkhas

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The actress Joanna Lumley has told a committee of MPs that she has received a letter of support from a member of the royal family for her campaign to ensure all former Gurkha soldiers are given the right to settle in the UK.

She was addressing a meeting of the Home Affairs select committee following a vote in the Commons which showed the majority of MPs support the Gurkhas' fight for the right to settle in the UK.

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