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Kate Middleton Is Beyond Parody: Just Ask Johann Hari, Rod Liddle And Talbot Church

by | 25th, January 2011

KATE Middleton’s lessons in being unemployed Royal are progressing well. She’s already given up he job, thus putting on an equal footing with Prince Edward. And she’s not getting classes in history form TV history pundit Andrew Roberts. This is how journalism works:

The Independent Spoof:

Mindful that not everyone knows the proud history of the Royal Family, aides have asked pint-sized historian Andrew Roberts to talk the bride-to-be through the history of the House of Windsor. Talbot Church (aka Terence Blaker), Dec 15

The Joker:

The historian Andrew Roberts is to give Kate a lesson in the history of the House of Windsor. ‘Mainly German and not terribly bright’ should do it, I would have thought. Jan 1, Rod Liddle

The Independent Outrage:

It has been revealed that a far right-winger who blames concentration camps victims for their own deaths is giving history lessons to Britain’s future Queen, Kate Middleton. Rod Liddle discloses in passing here that Andrew Roberts is “tutoring” her in the run-up to the royal wedding. To find out just who this “historian” is, read my expose of him here. Johann Hari, January 10, 2011

The Facts:

Andrew Roberts has not been invited to give constitutional history or other lessons to Miss Middleton. There are no plans to approach Andrew Roberts. David Allen Green, Jan 11

The End:

A certain chilliness has entered relations between the palace and leading historian Andrew Roberts. When Roberts was asked to help Kate Middleton with her royal history, it was on the strict understanding that the arrangement would remain confidential. Within days The Spectator got wind that “historian Andrew Roberts is to give Kate a lesson in the history of the House of Windsor”. Amid hurried denials from Clarence House, future coaching lessons with Roberts are now said to be “on hold”. Talbot Church, Jan 12

The Princess:

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