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Who needs the royals?

TO HEAR PUNDITS TALK ABOUT THE ROYALS THIS SPRING, you’d be excused for thinking “The Royal Family” is a prime-time soap opera, with viewers obsessing over new characters, story lines and how it’s doing in the ratings. Bets were placed on what Prince William and Kate Middleton’s new baby would be named, while commentators eagerly discussed whether the new character of Meghan Markle would manage to “save” the royal family

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