Prince Andrew's threadbare defence was an unmitigated disaster

24 November 2019 - 00:00

On Christmas Day 1932, after 10 years of pleading from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Britain’s King George V was finally persuaded to become that country’s first monarch to deliver a speech live on radio.

He could have had no idea that the snowball he set in motion would one day grow into an avalanche big enough to bury Buckingham Palace...

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