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Old 12-13-2017, 03:24 PM
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The Forgotten Prince William by Parker Healey is an excellent approach covering the short life of William of Gloucester. I like the description about participating in Princess Elizabeth's 1947 wedding.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:26 AM
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The Forgotten Prince William by Parker Healey is an excellent approach covering the short life of William of Gloucester. I like the description about participating in Princess Elizabeth's 1947 wedding.
Oh yes Parker Healy did an excellent job. I was lucky to obtain a copy of Pioneer Prince, but I know it's not widely circulated, so I appreciate Parker Healy for his modern, accessible biography of Prince William.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:36 AM
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To all: A quaint little document (work in progress) about Princess Alice, with quotes from various sources (her autobiography, and others, i.e. Aronson)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing
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Royal service

Can anyone recommend books on royal service, pre-Diana?

There was a spate of books around her time from ex-royal servants, but I am seeking earlier examples covering the post-war period. I have 'Butler Royal' by Peter Russell, but would be grateful for any other suggestions from members. Many thanks.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:41 AM
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Sounds like a fascinating book on the royals and their staff-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/boo...stic-life.html
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:21 AM
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Can anyone recommend books on royal service, pre-Diana?

There was a spate of books around her time from ex-royal servants, but I am seeking earlier examples covering the post-war period. I have 'Butler Royal' by Peter Russell, but would be grateful for any other suggestions from members. Many thanks.
I think the best book I've read that delves into life inside Buckingham Palace with its hierarchy, the roles they play and how it all works and is put together is "Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains" by Brian Hoey.

Another one is "Behind Palace Doors : My Service as the Queen Mother's Equerry" by Major Colin Burgess. I really enjoyed this one as it gives insight into the personal interactions between the Queen Mum and her staff with a lot of amusing anecdotes.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:59 AM
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Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

I couldn't find a thread about this bestseller but I'm guessing others here have read it. I just finished it & thoroughly enjoyed every page. It's a different style of biography but one I appreciated because of the wide range of people's comments (& I found the parodies amusing). I'd love to know what posters here think of it.

The kindle edition is a bargain on amazon at the moment:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maam-Darlin...dp/0008203636/
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:30 AM
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I couldn't find a thread about this bestseller but I'm guessing others here have read it. I just finished it & thoroughly enjoyed every page. It's a different style of biography but one I appreciated because of the wide range of people's comments (& I found the parodies amusing). I'd love to know what posters here think of it.

The kindle edition is a bargain on amazon at the moment:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maam-Darlin...dp/0008203636/
I listened to this one, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A lot of the anecdotes were familiar, but there were lots of bits and pieces that were new to me, as well. I did find that listening to it as opposed to reading it, some of the satirical sections seemed to drag on and seemed a little bit self-indulgent. I think the readers who would get the most enjoyment from the book are ones who are already familiar with Margaret, her life, and the various controversies about her.

I also ended with a real loathing for Antony Armstrong-Jones. I was never an admirer, but he was really a terrible person to Margaret.
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