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Katie Nicholl on when to expect a royal engagement

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Rumours sparked in a blog post written by journalist Tina Brown that a royal engagement would be announced on June 3 or 4,  fizzled by the end of last week.

Royal watchers have long anticipated that Prince William, elder son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, will marry Kate Middleton whom he met at university. Prince William is currently training to be a search and rescue Pilot with the Royal Air Force

Katie Nicholl, the royal correspondent for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, whose new book about the princes titled “William and Harry” came out on June 3, shares her predictions and insights with Reuters in the following video clip filmed at Harrods department store in London:

So farewell then Princess Diana?

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**Read our special report about the Diana inquest**

Watching the Diana inquest unfold, you sometimes felt that the lunatics had taken over the asylum.

With an extraordinary cast of characters straight out of central casting, it would have been rich fodder for any scriptwriter on a surreal soap opera.

Diana verdict – will it put the conspiracy theories to rest?

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**Read our special report about the Diana inquest**

dianarose.jpgUnlawfully killed by the negligent driving of her chauffeur and the paparazzi chasing their limousine into a Paris tunnel – that’s the verdict of the six-month inquest into Princess Diana’s death in 1997. But conspiracy theories have always suggested something far more sinister happened.dianacandles.jpg

Lord Justice Scott Baker, the coroner heading the inquest, was sure about one thing….he ruled there was no evidence that Prince Philip was behind Diana’s death, something Mohamed al-Fayed, the father of her lover Dodi, who also died in the crash, has long maintained.

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