Mr Gibbons has got things wrong (CP letters, 26-02-21).

The Queen did not suggest that full-time public service was something done only by royals.

To imply as much is to place a false interpretation on an imperfectly worded sentence that needs to be understood within its proper context.

Read Jim Gibbons' letter here.

This was an opinion solely and specifically about the role of working members of the Royal Family, their duties and privileges.

The statement from Buckingham Palace said: 'The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.'

Honorary appointments and Royal patronages would therefore be withdrawn from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

To claim the Queen was thereby dismissing for nought the work of the NHS or of anyone else in public service is either mischievous or mistaken on the part of Mr Gibbons — or maybe the papers he reads.

On a further point of accuracy, Harry is, of course, grandson of the Queen, not son, as printed in the paper.

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