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A Royal Pain

With a royal wedding impending in the U.K., and the buzz about the movie The King’s Speech, I’m remembering the first column I wrote that got me death threats. It was about the death of Princess Diana, and you can read it here.

Believe it or not, when I wrote the column I had no idea that people would react to it the way they did. I had lived in the U.S. for not quite two years, and didn’t realize how Americans fetishize the English Royal Family. I soon found out; the hate mail and phone calls kept coming for months.

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