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Duchess of York's 'slow execution by tabloids'

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The Duchess of York has apologised for her "serious lapse in judgment" after she was videoed by the News of the World offering to set up meetings with her former husband Prince Andrew for money. Writer John O'Farrell comments on the historical precedents for the new scandal.

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