The chief executive of Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity, Kedge Martin, has had some negative publicity in the gossip columns over remarks made to journalists.

Reportedly Ms Martin told journalists that she had deprived her two children of food for 24 hours to give them a taste of what it is like to be a starving African orphan. Of her own deprivation she commented that she had to go to Barbados several times last month to organise a polo match for the charity and added “I’ve been so often I’ve grown to love the island”

Later Ms Martin’s press spokesperson at Sentebale hurried to point out that the children were “over 10” when they had their enforced fast, and that Ms Martin’s comments were “off the cuff” and that she would “rather they stayed out of the press”, this arguably the best way of making sure they went in …

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