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"My Twenty Years in Buckingham Palace" (1956) - FREE INTERNET READ

Frederick John Corbitt worked under 4 British Monarchs.

His book was published in 1956 and the entire text is available in the link.


It is an easy and quick read. (Although a few typos.)

Interesting stories about George V & Queen Mary, George VI & Queen Elizabeth (QEQM), the current Queen & Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret & Peter Townsend.

Here is the list of chapters.
1 I Join the Royal Staff 3
2 Occasions of State 19
3 Three Royal Weddings 37
4 Catering for Celebrations 44
5 Racing at Cowes and Ascot 50
6 How Buckingham Palace Works 57
7 Balmoral Days and Tales 105
8 When Royalty Celebrates Christmases
and Birthdays 121
9 The King in War 145
10 Four Reigns 175
11 Edward the King 213
12 Another Royal Romance: Princess Margaret
and Peter Townsend 228
13 The Ever-Changing, Ever-Stable Monarchy 241
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