5. British journalism's greatest ever scoops: Grace Kelly’s wedding (The Daily Mail, 1956)

Former Daily Mail correspondent Jeffrey Blyth believes he scooped 1,380 journalists to get the inside exclusive on the wedding of the decade.

In the run-up to the event journalists were getting increasingly restless at lack of access to the couple.

Blyth approached the royal chamberlain to act as peacemaker and ended up with an exclusive chat with the prince, which appeared under the heading: “My Wedding: By Rainier.”

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