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Media and the Monarchy
There was a time when the British public viewed their sovereigns from afar. The media is now filled with details of the Royal family’s private lives. Public demand, media profits and the need tokeep the monarchy in the public sphere have combined to bring the monarchy and royal family into close and constant focus. In this age of mass media and celebrity culture, this discussion explores the relationship between the palace and the press. Speakers include Professor Neil Blain (University of Stirling), Mark Borkowski (publicist and media commentator), Richard Palmer (Daily Express) and Ingrid Seward (Majesty Magazine). The event will be chaired by Stephen Bates (The Guardian).