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Diary

Conrad Black’s farewell to the British press

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

The astonishing level of enthusiasm over the birth of the new prince goes far beyond the pleasure that people naturally feel for an attractive young couple who have had a healthy child. If there is any truth at all to these estimates in the North American media that trinkets and other bric-a-brac, and even increased numbers of tourists, will produce hundreds of millions of pounds for the British economy, the answer lies not just in normal goodwill and the effusions of the most strenuous monarchists.

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Lord Black of Crossharbour is a former proprietor of The Spectator. His latest book is Flight of the Eagle.

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