IT IS rumored that Kitty Kelley's next project is a demolition job on Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. If a Kelley "biography" of the consort of Queen Elizabeth II approximated Nancy Reagan's, the monarchy could be greatly damaged.
Perhaps Kelley or her greedy emulators, beloved of the chattering classes in England and America, will find commercial inspiration to do a book on Philip in the extraordinary media coverage she received on a visit to London this week. Her book tops Britain's best-seller list.
Prince Philip would certainly not be entirely free from the wounds inflicted by Kelley's McCarthyite pen.
His detractors in Greece, Denmark, Germany and France would be interviewed. Lovers of royal biographies could expect complaints, innuendoes, other calumnies. Given the guilt-by-association principle of Kelley, a report on Philip would, like her books on Frank Sinatra, Reagan and Jacqueline Onassis, consist of trash, half-truths, fiction and image distortion.