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E-mail plays a role in royal romance

January 24, 2002

LONDON: Pop princess Britney Spears has admitted exchanging e-mails with Britain's Prince William about setting up a date, the British press said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old starlet came clean during a recorded interview with comedian Skinner last week.

Rumours of a cyber romance between Spears and William have been rife for many months but have always been denied by Buckingham Palace.

A member of the studio audience told The Sun that Skinner asked how she and the 19-year-old prince contacted each other.

The onlooker said: "Britney said it was all done on e-mail. She implied they e-mailed each other a lot. She then said they were meant to go for a meal but nothing had come of it.

"Frank (Skinner) then suggested she would do better going out with Prince Harry instead because he is more fun."

Harry, 17, William's younger brother, became front-page news recently after his father, Prince Charles -- heir to the British throne -- said he had taken him to a rehabilitation centre following problems with drugs and alcohol.

AFP [ THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2002 11:14:12 AM ]. © Bennett, Coleman and Co., Ltd.


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