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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Prince of Wales' Diary Released to Press

In the course of a second day's hearings over the leak of some material from the Prince of Wales' personal journal, the court has ordered the full account of his trip to Hong Kong in 1997 to be released to the press. The Prince's lawyers had attempted not only to prevent further release but to protect his copyright in the journal, and they were requesting summary judgment in the matter. Some excerpts from his diaries, recording his thoughts on the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China and his observations on the PRC's leaders, had been leaked to the Mail on Sunday last November. Read more here.

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