He discusses the inner workings of everyday life in Buckingham Palace, and what it was really like to work under the media spotlight with the most famous family in the world. Dickie arbiter gives his personal insights into events that shaped his relationship with the Royal family over the years, from joining the Queen on a picnic at Balmoral in 1988 to being alongside her at the time of the death of Diana Princess of Wales in 1997.
On Duty With The Queen #ad - Dickie was spokesman for the Queen during the most turbulent period of her reign.
The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's CousinBirlinn #ad - Royalty often came to stay, and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. Includes photos! a sunday times number one bestseller in the United Kingdom, this is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Princess Elizabeth, to Prince Philip. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. In 1990, acting also as her companion, she was appointed as a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, which she describes in touching detail.
In the early months of 2002, she spent as much time as possible with her ailing aunt and was at her bedside when she died. The queen mother regarded margaret rhodes as her “third daughter, ” and she has been extremely close to her cousins, the Queen and Princess Margaret, throughout their lives. During the second world war, she “lodged” at Buckingham Palace while she worked for MI5.
The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin #ad - The bestselling behind-the-scenes memoir of the royal family by a cousin who served in MI5—and as one of the Queen’s bridesmaids. Surprisingly addictive. New zealand Herald. Full of charming anecdotes, and personal photographs, fascinating characters, this is an unparalleled insight into the private life of the British monarchy.
Three years later, the king and Queen attended her own wedding, in which Princess Margaret was a bridesmaid.
Behind Palace Doors - My Service as the Queen Mother's EquerryJohn Blake #ad - Behind palace doors" is a unique and warmly remembered historic insight into one of our longest-surviving institutions. She was described as the most dangerous woman in europe by adolf hitler; Noel Coward said people who spent any time with her were always reduced to 'gibbering worshippers'; she adored Margaret Thatcher and disliked Germans; she found the French comical and hankered for the old days of Empire and Commonwealth.
Behind Palace Doors - My Service as the Queen Mother's Equerry #ad - Constantly fascinating and packed with previously untold stories, this is also a celebration of a life gone - and a way of life fast disappearing. Above all, though, she was loved by the nation and in this affectionate and often hilarious inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, her former equerry Major Colin Burgess reveals what life was like living with the most private of all the Royals.
Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother's Most Devoted ServantThe Robson Press #ad - Over the next fifty years, he became one of the most notorious and flamboyant characters ever to have graced the royal household - the one servant the Queen Mother just could not do without. William tallon was a creature of extremes: though intensely loyal, he could also be vicious; though considerate and amusing, he was also a dangerous risk-taker; though charming, he could be ruthless and predatory.
For much of his life he was driven by two demons: a powerful sex drive and an intense, almost pathological love for the Queen Mother…”From humble beginnings as a shopkeeper’s son in Coventry to ‘Page of the Backstairs’ at Clarence House, or ‘Backstairs Billy’ as he came to be known, William Tallon, entered royal service at the age of fifteen.
Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother's Most Devoted Servant #ad - While others came and went, he remained by her side, becoming one of her most trusted friends and confidants. The fascinating life story of the man who spent more than half a century working for one of the world’s most elusive institutions, Backstairs Billy provides a rare glimpse of what the royals really get up to behind closed doors….
Step Aside for Royalty: Treasured Memories of the Royal Household#ad - Here’s the real story in Eileen's own words. Prince philip even gave them his car. The events that tested mike and Eileen's marriage to breaking point have been seen in fiction in the Netflix television series, The Crown. Only eileen parker could write a book like Step Aside for Royalty with its intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the early years of their enduring partnership.
Step Aside for Royalty: Treasured Memories of the Royal Household #ad - Eileen was inside buckingham Palace for all the grand state occasions as well as the private moments of crisis and joy. Eileen knew Prince Philip before his marriage. Later, her husband mike parker became the Prince's first private secretary and the ‘Parkers of the Palace’ became part of the furniture at Court.
Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal CurtainsBiteback Publishing #ad - The windsors are england's most famous family, but what are they really like when they're out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, intimately acquainted as they are with every quirk, there are two families - one upstairs and one down - and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, foible and eccentricity.
Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains #ad - . And there are a fair few! this is the inside story of the Royal Family through the eyes of those who know them best, a sneak peek behind the ermine-trimmed curtains to reveal what they really get up to in their spare time. Are they just like us? or are they are a world apart? here are the answers to everything we've ever wondered about the royals: which programmes does the Queen watch on TV? What music did the Queen Mother listen to? Who can drive and who can't? What is it like to attend a dinner party thrown by Charles and Camilla? Who are the most popular and most unpopular! Royals to work for and why? Not in Front of the Corgis is the real Upstairs Downstairs - a unique and fascinating collection of all the secrets you ever wanted to know about the Royal Family.
The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen MotherArcadia Books #ad - For the first time, lady colin campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived.
But there was another side to her story. Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana. Queen elizabeth the Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra.
The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother #ad - Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm. Portrayed as a selfless partner to the king in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats.
With unparalleled sources - including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself, this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To KnowBiteback Publishing #ad - Baker also considers the wider role the royals play in society, and the constitutional position of the monarch, including the link with House of Lords reform, which is important given Prince Charles’s present and intended approach. What makes this book so unusual is that Baker is himself a member of the Privy Council, the body that officially advises the monarch.
Its members have become celebrities, like upmarket versions of film stars and footballers. Yet you will struggle to find much in the way of proper journalism that examines the monarchy in the way that their position and influence merit. The royal family is the original Coronation Street – a long-running soap opera with the occasional real coronation thrown in.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know #ad - And what do you do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the highly dubious behaviour of some among its ranks, whilst being critical of the knee-jerk sycophancy shown by the press and politicians. By turns irreverent and uncompromising, … And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world’s most famous royal family.
. Instead, we are fed a constant diet of sickeningly obsequious coverage which reports their activities with breathless and uncritical awe. In this book, former government minister Norman Baker argues that the British public deserves better than this puerile diet. But they have also become a byword for arrogance, entitlement, hypocrisy and indifference to the gigantic amount of public money wasted by them.
The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla, and the Legacy of DianaGraymalkin Media, LLC #ad - Branded as "the other woman" camilla still shoulders the blame for the failure of Charles and Diana's "fairytale" marriage -- despite the fact that an apparent truce was made between mistress and princess in the last year of Diana's life. In the windsor knot, one of fleet Street's most experienced journalists gives you an inside look at one of the most infamous love triangles in history.
Theirs was a relationship that rocked the British monarchy. Now, locked in a perpetual struggle to gain acceptance from the British public -- and, more importantly, from the Royal Family -- Charles and Camilla persevere. Even after the death of princess Diana, the steadfast love between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles continues to fascinate us.
The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla, and the Legacy of Diana #ad - The palace won't speak of it, but Christopher Wilson tells all. Tracing more than three decades of love, passion, and deception, The Windsor Knot ties up all the loose ends of a liaison hidden in plain sight.
The Queen's MarriageArcadia Books #ad - Using her connections and impeccable sources she recounts details of the inside story of the monarch’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh and her close family. The inside story of the queen’s Marriage from renowned royal author Lady Colin Campbell contains previouslyundisclosed revelations. In this new book royal historian Lady Colin Campbell covers The Queen’s Marriage in intimate detail.
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the WardrobeHarper #ad - Whether it’s preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty’s day with a playful joke, Angela’s priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from angela’s own private collection – and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it’s like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way.
It gives a rare insight into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, hard work, and we gain privileged insight into a successful working relationship, creativity, characterized by humor, and a mutual commitment to service and duty. A truly unique keepsake and collectors’ item to be treasured.
For the nearly seven decades of her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has used clothing to create a powerful visual identity that transcends fashion and has made her perhaps the most readily identifiable person on the planet. Angela has worked with the queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, Curator, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal Advisor, Wardrobe and In-house Designer.
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe #ad - Angela kelly, and ian thomas, building on the work of the great designers and milliners who have worked with Her Majesty through the years – including couturiers Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies, and milliners such as Simone Mirman and Freddy Fox – brings her own imagination to bear on an iconic ‘uniform’ that suggests continuity and tradition, and ensures that the wearer is always the most visible person in a room or a crowd.
Anna wintour, voguewhen angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen.