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This country needs royalty - Gyles Brandreth

Regulars | By Gyles Brandreth


Gyles Brandreth was treated like royalty by Elizabeth Hurley, a woman possessed of regal grace

Catching sight of Elizabeth Hurley’s breasts on page 87 of the Spring issue of The Oldie reminded me of several things, as you might imagine. Chief among them, beyond the fact that this magazine never ceases to surprise me, was a sudden vivid recollection of the night Ms Hurley taught me that in this country we seem to need royalty. Back in June 2003, I helped out at a charity gala at Grosvenor House. The charity (for children with Down’s Syndrome) was one that had been close to the heart of Diana, Princess of Wales. ...


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