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British press agrees to stop stalking the royal family

British newspapers, agreeing to a royal request for privacy, withdrew their reporters and photographers from Queen Elezabeth's vacation estate in eastern England.

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The Queen's press secretary had complained that the news media were harassing the royal family, which is spending a New Year's vacation at Sandringham in Norfolk.

About 20 reporters and photographers, equipped with telephoto cameras and two-way radios, have staked out the mansion since the royal family arrived Dec. 28.

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