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The Duchess of Sussex was proud to be the first member of the Royal Family to serve as guest editor of Vogue in 2019 —but her late mother-in-law was invited to do the job more than 20 years earlier.

Former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has revealed that Princess Diana turned down the chance to take the helm.

‘I wish she had agreed to guest edit Vogue,’ Shulman tells me, sharing an image of the rejection letter dated a year before Diana’s death.

‘Together, we would have produced something very entertaining. But she may well have been wiser not to. She knew her strengths and limitations, and was savvy enough to see the problems that could lie ahead.’

Prince Diana declined the opportunity to guest edit the Christmas 1996 edition of Vogue, more than 20 years before daughter-in-law Meghan Markle tried her hand at it

Prince Diana declined the opportunity to guest edit the Christmas 1996 edition of Vogue, more than 20 years before daughter-in-law Meghan Markle tried her hand at it

Former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has revealed that Princess Diana turned down the chance to take the helm, sharing the rejection letter on Instagram

Former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has revealed that Princess Diana turned down the chance to take the helm, sharing the rejection letter on Instagram

Prince Andrew claims new revelations will ‘restore his reputation’

Prince Andrew is regularly voted the least popular member of the Royal Family and was stripped of all his public duties, yet his self-belief remains undiminished.

I can reveal King Charles’s brother has been assuring friends there is about to be a development which will restore his reputation — if not quite to the heroic status he enjoyed as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot in the Falklands War, at least to what it was before he was photographed in New York’s Central Park engaging in conversation with Jeffrey Epstein, shortly after the latter’s release from prison in 2009 after serving a puzzlingly short sentence for sex offences.

Prince Andrew is regularly voted the least popular member of the Royal Family

Prince Andrew is regularly voted the least popular member of the Royal Family

It’s when out shooting that the Duke of York tends to talk most freely. ‘He says details are about to be made public which will change people’s perceptions of him,’ I’m told. ‘He says it will happen next month.’

Andrew does not elaborate further, but the Mail on Sunday reported at the weekend that he hopes to overturn the multi-million-pound settlement he struck with Virginia Roberts, who accused him of sexual assault. He was reported to have consulted lawyers in a bid to get her to retract her allegations and get an apology — after Ms Roberts dropped her lawsuit against another man she accused of sexual assault, as she ‘may have made a mistake’. However, Ms Roberts has always maintained her case against the Duke is valid.

The most shattering blow, I’m told, was the abrupt curtailment of Andrew’s role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, as reported by the Daily Mail before Christmas.

Andrew had already withdrawn from his duties with the Grenadiers, but had done so in the belief that

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