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A Thriller With Camilla

by | 17th, November 2005

‘THE Beatles, Manchester United and the deep-fried kebab. Three things that have left Britain to conquer America. And now we add to that illustrious list of exports a fourth name: Camilla.

A deep-fried kebab makes a hearty soup

“PRINCE CHARLES INTRODUCES HIS ‘DARLING WIFE’ TO AMERICA,” announces the cover of Hello! with great fanfare. “CAMILLA TAKES CENTRE STAGE ON HER FIRST OVERSEAS TOUR.”

To remind us who Camilla is, Hello! produces a cover shot of a woman in jodhpurs, puffing on a fag and wildly snorting with laughter as she points towards a picture of a pale and wan Princess Diana.

Of course it does not. These days Camilla is no longer the wicked mistress, the evil step-mother with the fag breath, bad fashion and a horse’s head. She’s new Camilla. She’s got Camilla chic.

And Hello! has “all the anecdotes” of she and her fragrant husband’s trip to the States.

Yes, all the anecdotes. Camilla might well be refreshingly down to earth, but she’s no pleb, not these days. If Hello! is going to learn what was said and to whom, it will have to rely on reported information.

So as the couple land at JFK airport, their spokesman Paddy Harveson sees the

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