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I would just like to try and make clear that Edward and the family have no wish to have a fight with the media in any sense. They gave evidence reluctantly and after much consideration to this Inquiry because they felt it was the right thing to do. They are disappointed that with regard to such an immense tragedy they would have expected some greater restraint from the media in the way the tragedy was reported and in Edward's view that wasn't the case.

Just to emphasise, their overriding desire that their privacy is maintained as it is still, as you will understand, a very recent event and additional publicity at this point would greatly aggravate the family's briefing.

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