DIARY: Bolland shines light on murky royal reporting

Mark Bolland, the well-connected former press secretary to Prince Charles, gave the media a rare insight into his own dark arts of royal media manipulation this week.

Bolland told The Guardian this week how, faced with the News of the World's report on Prince Harry's pot smoking and drinking, he informed the NoTW of Harry's visit with his father to a drug rehabilitation clinic.

The paper reported the pair's subsequent 'heart-to-heart', even though the visit to the clinic took place several months before Harry's transgressions.

Bolland modestly refused to take credit for the NoTW's 'misleading' presentation.

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