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As a result, there was media speculation that the pair were staying married for the sake of their children. But in the latter half of the ’80s, more and more rumors of infidelity started to hit the headlines. For instance, in 1985 the tabloids reveled in the story of Peter Cross, a royal bodyguard who was fired for his alleged over-familiarity with the Princess. Captain Phillips also frequently felt obliged to deny rumors of affairs.

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