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HOUSEKEEPER SWEEPS UP MORE DIRT ON ROYAL FAMILY

The Prince of Wales is none too happy about yet another book that pries into his personal life.

In a letter dated July 28, lawyers for Prince Charles warned Barricade Books that Wendy Berry, the housekeeper-turned-author who worked for him from 1985 to '92, was breaking royal rules with her book, "The Housekeeper's Diary," which was shipped to stores last week.In the 186-page volume, Berry describes the disintegration of the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as well as prurient details about other members of the family.

Lyle Stuart, Barricade's publisher, said he would not withdraw the book.

"The Housekeeper's Diary" has been banned in Britain, where servants of the royal family have always been sworn to secrecy about the lives of their employers. Rights to the book have been sold in Germany, Japan and Italy.