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I think there are a couple of things here worth considering;-

It took 3 courts to decide if it was illegal. Now the Queen's advisers are good, but I'm not sure they're able to finesse their way through such arcane Constitutional law confidently enough to predict the supreme's decision and then ignore it.

The Queen was having a problem, Prince andrew was all over the front pages and it wasn't going away. I think she and her advisers ARE good enough to recognise that a Constitutional kerfuffle like we've had for the last fortnight would make Andrew the stuff of single paragraphs on page 94.

So, even if the Queen did know she was being gulled by a known liar, she had every reason to go ahead anyway and let the chips fall as they may.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:39:39 PM EST
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Shows you how much I know. I didn't realise most tabloids even had 94 pages, and if they had you would be deep into the sports coverage which is where most of their readers start reading anyway...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 05:51:36 PM EST
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Private Eye convention. (cont'd P. 94...)

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 05:54:29 PM EST
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