A prince less ardent

Britain’s Prince Edward has reportedly agreed to stop producing films
about royalty for his Ardent productions following what was described as
a battle royal between him and his mother, Queen Elizabeth, and his
brother, Prince Charles, over a film he was making about Prince William,
his nephew.

Prince Edward, who is also the Earl of Wessex, was strongly
criticized in the press for breaching an agreement not to intrude on the
prince’s life at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Last week, it was
also revealed that in 1996 he had written a letter to a producer
planning a TV film about royalty and horse racing in which he sought to
enhance his role in the production: “I am the key to this project,” he
wrote. “No private finance could be even considered without my name
being attached.”