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18/11/02
Anne is Guilty in Dog Case
- Princess escapes gaol with UKP500 fine

PRINCESS ANNE was today found guilty of not being in control of her bull terrier under the Dangerous Dogs Act and was hit with a UKP500 fine at Slough Magistrates Court. A similar charge against Anne's husband, Commodore Tim Lawrence was dropped at today's hearing.

The Princess had faced the remote prospect of six months in one of Her Majesty the Queen's prisons - not the kind of royal household to which she has become accustomed.

In her court appearance - the first by a Royal for well over a century - the Princess pleaded guilty to letting her dog get out of control while walking in Windsor Great Park in April of this year. Once out of control, the Princess' bull terrier proceeded to bite two children.

The royals seem always to be in trouble with the law at the moment. Earlier this month, the Queen intervened in a sensational case involving Princess Diana's former butler and allegations of male rape at Prince Charles' St James Palace, and there is an ongoing investigation into accusations that members of Charles' staff have sold-off Royal gifts.



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