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Yorkshire nostalgia: Andrew Morton ‘changes how monarchy is seen’

Author Andrew Morton being interviewed by Anne Pickles at a Leeds hotel, yesterday, (tuesday).
Author Andrew Morton being interviewed by Anne Pickles at a Leeds hotel, yesterday, (tuesday).
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Dewsbury-born author Andrew Morton’s 1992 book, Diana: Her True Story hit the shops but was sensationally withdrawn from sale by Tesco, prompting rumours Buckingham Palace had complained that the book would be on sale in a supermarket, a rumour denied by the chain, whose rival Asda agreed to stock it.

The book went on to become an international best-seller, earning the former YEP reporter millions. It also marked a shift-change in the way people viewed the monarchy, which, until then had largely been above reproach with private matters hidden from view. It revealed Diana made a number of suicide bids and uncovered her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles.

It forced the royal family to re-evaluate their role in society.