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The British Royal family may be about to become the target of a sick paedophile publicity stunt aimed at raising awareness concerning child pornography on the Internet. According to a news item on the BBC's Ceefax TV information service tonight, a Belgian anti-porn pressure group -- the Morkhaven Group -- has sent disturbing material to the Royal Family in a bid to galvanise support for a unified European policy against Net porn. The Morkhaven Group has also targeted political leaders right across Europe although there is no confirmation yet as to whether anyone has received the material. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace confirmed that he was aware that a threat had been made to send child pornography to the Royals after being tipped off by a British tabloid earlier this evening. Despite this threat he told The Register that as of 9.30 pm BST (British Summer Time) tonight, no such material had been received. The Royal spokesman added that he was unaware whether the material would be sent through the mail or posted directly onto the Royal Family's official Web site (www.royal.gov.uk/) but on balance, he said it was most likely that the photographs would be sent via the post. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said tonight he was unaware of the threat but would investigate further. ®

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