Double post today for no reason other than to point out how sad The New York Times makes me. One writer and an “additional reporting” credit and they can’t even get the goddamn lede right.
As long as I’m here, I think that whole sentence stinks and is too long by half. I might have gone with something like “Despite the successes of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the recent London Olympics, the British royal family continues to make headlines in all the wrong places.” But that’s just off the top of my head. If it were my actual job to write such things, I’d give it more than two seconds’ consideration.