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ROYALS RETREAT FROM MOVIE

By WILLIAM C. TROTT, United Press International

Controversy has scared Prince Charles and Princess Diana away from the Sept. 15 premiere of 'Buster,' the movie about the 1963 Great Train Robbery in England. Critics claim the movie glorifies crime and the uproar grew so loud that rocker Phil Collins, who plays train robber Buster Edwards, wrote the royal couple saying he didn't want them embarrassed at the premiere.

Jack Mills, the train driver, was hit on the head in the raid and, although he died of unrelated causes seven years later, his family said he never fully recovered from the attack. The premiere is to aid the Prince's Trust and Turning Point, which helps children with alcohol and drug abuse problems. Collins is a trustee of the organization. The real Buster served nine years of a 15-year prison sentence and now is 57 and runs a flower stall in London.

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