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How Prince William nearly married a dead woman

by | 30th, June 2012

HEADY times in the Sir Richard Branson household. This morning, Branson was accepting a bottle of champagne on Folkstone Beach, Kent, after he had to abandon an attempt to set at least two world records by kite-surfing across the English Channel. The Virgin boss had hoped to become the oldest person to cross the Channel by kite-surf and to make the fastest crossing by a kite-surfing team.

Accompanied by his son Sam, nephews and friends, the 61-year-old left Wimereux in northern France at midday and aimed to successfully make the 30-mile journey to the Kent coast in around two and a half hours. But as he was half-way across, Sir Richard, who turns 62 next month, realised his kite was too small and he had to turn back to France while his friends and family continued. There was joy, however, for his son Sam who became the

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