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A Slippery Slope

by | 6th, July 2006

PRINCESS Beatrice occupies a slot on the Mirror’s front cover. And there’s a headline: “BEA’S PAL CAUGHT TAKING COCAINE.”

The paper takes a trip to St George’s School in Epsom, Surrey, and learns the results of a random drugs test.

The chilling news is that a 17-year-old pupil by the name of Lucy Jubb has failed the test.

And it has caused no little shock and sensation. “Gosh!” says former school governor Carole Jacques, putting into words what so many Mirror readers are thinking. “It doesn’t sound like the St George’s I know.”

Nor any public school we have any knowledge of. Just one bust for drugs in a sweep of the entire school! Not in our day.

But this is the shocking truth. And there is more. We learn that Lucy is the daughter of barrister Brian Jubb QC. Her mother Susan holds down a job in Prince Charles’s offices.

And Lucy has come into close contact with head girl Princess Beatrice on at least one occasion. The paper says that Lucy has taken part in the British schoolgirls ski races with Bea. The pair finished 39th out of 44 teams.

This is chilling stuff, and we hope that in the course of their skiing no cocaine rubbed off on Bea.

And that going off piste on the white powdery snow was all good clean fun…

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