Don't Believe Everything the Papers Say
There are some people in life who seem to have nothing better to do than to put others down and call into question the integrity of those they don't know. It's a pity. But it's shameful when those people are journalists.
Journalists have a duty to present the facts - but some are just too lazy to properly research their subject, and naive enough to believe and print speculation as 'fact'.
We all know what it's like to be wrongly accused of something, but when all you have left to back up your point are private notes and memories of private conversations, it becomes your word against the printed word. And you know as well as I do who will be believed over the other.
So much has been said about me over the years, I don't worry about it anymore, but those who know me do. Ealier this week, my former Director of Public Affairs, Michael Cole, wrote to the Daily Mail to highlight an error in a book by Penny Junor, which the paper is serialising. The book is supposedly about Prince William, but it reads as a nasty attack on the Princess, and makes false claims about a holiday the Princess and her sons shared with my family.
Click here to read Michael's letter and click here to see what was printed.