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May 6th, 2008 Comments off

On Royalty, by Jeremy Paxman, Viking, 384 pp, £20.00, ISBN: 978-0670916627

Published Dublin Review of Books (www.drb.ie) 2008

By now many newspaper readers in these islands will know that the Duke of York is allergic to cats. The news emerged during the visit of the duke, aka Prince Andrew, to Dublin in February. Andrew, his entourage and various pillars of Irish society had been invited to dine at the British ambassador’s house. But when it emerged that, apart from the ambassador, other permanent residents of the establishment included one or more cats, panic ensued until a suitable feline-free alternative venue could be found. Read more…

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