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The Queen should share her land with the public to take the pressure off crowded parks

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The 15 parks in our local area are knackered and overcrowded. On Saturday afternoon, we found a quiet path by the river, but that too filled up fast. OK, that’s urban life, and you cannot blame people for exercising and seeking respite from lockdown. But surely, in these hard times, those in charge can make the outdoor environment more agreeable and less aggravating? The question bugged me all day.

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I mentioned an audacious idea proposed by the veteran journalist Simon Jenkins: why doesn’t the Queen let her people enjoy Buckingham Palace gardens? Previous royal dynasties gave the nation Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Epping Forest, Kensington Gardens. We can roam freely around Richmond Park, created By Charles I. Alas the Windsors seem incapable of such........

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