15 NOVEMBER 1997, Page 34

Malice in high places

Sir: The letters written in support of Nicholas Soames (6 November) were pre- dictable.

I had hoped that someone would write recalling his verbal onslaught on Diana, Princess of Wales (in which he led from the front) in the television debate on the monarchy.

His remarks served only to demonstrate the malice which she encountered from the establishment.

Evelyn Hornsby

The Groves, York