The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 08-07-2014, 09:12 AM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, United Kingdom, Norway
Posts: 1,956
I have no trust in the mails sources.
__________________

__________________
The Queen is the most wonderful, forgiving, non judgmental person I know. Sarah Ferguson speaking in 2011.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-07-2014, 07:44 PM
rominet09's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: LIEGE, Belgium
Posts: 3,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by VictoriaB View Post
The tabloids have an uncanny knowledge of what Prince Charles thinks. He is frequently 'incandescent with rage" no matter what the occurrence. He is so frequently incandescent with rage it's a wonder he hasn't had a stroke from high blood pressure.
How right you are !!!!!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-07-2014, 07:54 PM
nascarlucy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Florida Area, United States
Posts: 1,419
Every week some drama is going on according to the tabloids. I doubt that anything in the book relating to Prince Charles's and Princess Diana's marriage isn't anything we have heard or read about.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Queen Camilla's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 1,861
His book is called 'On Duty With The Queen'.

I think some people are reading too much into it or expecting something that isn't there.

The book could just be an itinerary of the Queen's schedule during his time as her press secretary.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Posts: 165
What is the fuss about; the queen and Prince Charles did not even try to stop Hewitt;s book about Princess Diana at the time she was the wife of the future king of England and the mother of the future king.
Te Royal family is a member of the human race not above.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-08-2014, 03:28 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Top End, Australia
Posts: 531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilda Thomas View Post
What is the fuss about; the queen and Prince Charles did not even try to stop Hewitt;s book about Princess Diana at the time she was the wife of the future king of England and the mother of the future king.
Te Royal family is a member of the human race not above.
How were they supposed to stop it? As distasteful as Hewitt's book might have been, he did not, to my understanding, break any laws or any contract.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Posts: 165
They could have stopped it, Hewitt was one of the queens's soldier, Prime Minister John Major wanted to stop him from disgracing a member of the royal family, the queen did not support Mr. Major to do it" what goes around comes around". Let God be our judge!!.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-08-2014, 04:15 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilda Thomas View Post
They could have stopped it, Hewitt was one of the queens's soldier, Prime Minister John Major wanted to stop him from disgracing a member of the royal family, the queen did not support Mr. Major to do it" what goes around comes around". Let God be our judge!!.
That is not true. According to Wikipedia, People and several other sources, James Hewitt retired from the military in March 1994--6 months before the book was published. How could John Major stop a former soldier from publishing a book about his private life?

Diss and Tell - Affairs, Dark Secrets, James Hewitt, Princess Diana : People.com

The trouble with spreading these false stories (other than they are easy to disprove) is that it is really ineffective. If the detractors have to make up things about the royal family, the royal family can't be that bad.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator in Memoriam
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,476
"On Duty With The Queen" - Dicke Arbiter (2014)

"On Duty With The Queen
My Time as a Buckingham Palace Press Secretary"

by Dickie Arbiter

Hardcover
Publisher: Blink Publishing
Publication date: 1 October 2014

Blink Books blurb
Dickie Arbiter was the Press Officer for Buckingham Palace for 12 years. Previously Court Correspondent for IRN, Dickie was a poacher turned gamekeeper before moving to work at the Palace in 1988. At the forefront of royal engagements Dickie was privileged to work alongside Princess Diana, Prince Charles, The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen as well as some of the minor royals. His career spanned some of the most turbulent times for the monarchy, the divorce of the future King and the death of Princess Diana, to name just two.

His memoir will convey what life was like behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace and his personal and witty anecdotes bring detail to events and warmth to the royals that has never been seen before.

MailOnline
The book promises to share what life was like 'behind the scenes' during the time that Mr Arbiter worked at the Palace in 'the most turbulent period in the history of the modern British monarchy'. It was previously reported that Mr Arbiter, a respected royal pundit around the world, had turned down countless previous offers to write his memoirs.

Mr Arbiter worked at the palace between 1988 and 2000. He witnessed the breakdown of Prince Charles' marriage to Diana and the affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. He was also working for the palace the day Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.

A palace source told the paper: 'It is just a case of a man who he [the Prince of Wales] thought was a friend and who could be trusted cashing in on the misery of that time. It is disloyal.' Mr Arbiter has previously said the book 'is not a kiss-and-tell but an autobiography'. He said: ‘It’s a candid look behind some of the most salacious and sensational royal stories of those days from the perspective of someone who was not only there, but who also had experience of the monarchy.’

A Palace spokesman told the MailOnline: 'We wouldn’t comment on the contractual obligations of employees, past or present, of the Royal Household.'

Express
Prince Charles is said to be "furious" that a trusted aide has written a book which gives details about the breakdown of his marriage to Princess Diana.

The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter is promoting his memoirs, which are believed to contain explosive insights into the inner workings of the royal family. His book, On Duty with the Queen, is said to claim that Diana felt "humiliated" by Charles' affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. It is also reported to describe the reaction of Prince Charles and the Queen to Diana's sudden death in a car accident in 1997.

Arbiter, who worked for the palace between 1988 and 2000, is the first former press secretary to write a book about his time with the royals.
He signed a confidentially agreement as part of his role - but has denied that the book breaks any obligations of secrecy. He is reportedly set to make £250,000 from the memoirs, despite previously criticising former royal butler Paul Burrell for cashing in on his royal connections.

v cover
Reproduced for promotional purposes
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Arbiter.jpg
Views:	287
Size:	136.5 KB
ID:	292214  
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-08-2014, 08:37 PM
cepe's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,535
Lets wait and see. This thread should be locked until the book is publsihed
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 08-08-2014, 09:22 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Posts: 165
Some people have short term memory.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilda Thomas View Post
Some people have short term memory.
I've provided my source so please provide yours. Of course, many people with long memories would say that since Diana wrote a tell all book about Charles, the Hewitt book was a good example of "what goes around, comes around."
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-08-2014, 09:42 PM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, United Kingdom, Norway
Posts: 1,956
This thread should be closed.
__________________
The Queen is the most wonderful, forgiving, non judgmental person I know. Sarah Ferguson speaking in 2011.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-09-2014, 12:43 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator in Memoriam
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,476

I'd prefer to leave it open. Uninformed speculation and rhetorical questions are easily enough removed. Mr Arbiter is currently playing his cards very close to his chest but there's sure to be a series of deliberate leaks in the lead-up to publication, and possibly some newspaper serialisation. A reassuring sign is that the publication date is not 31 August.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 08-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Queen Camilla's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 1,861
It should be merged with the one in library (with the Hewitt references deleted).
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 08-09-2014, 10:27 AM
XeniaCasaraghi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 1729 Noneofyourbusiness Drive, United States
Posts: 2,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by US Royal Watcher View Post
I've provided my source so please provide yours. Of course, many people with long memories would say that since Diana wrote a tell all book about Charles, the Hewitt book was a good example of "what goes around, comes around."
I admit that's how I feel.
I asked a few weeks ago if all these friends sand employees betraying Diana was a reflection on the kind of person she was. This new book makes me think it wasn't a reflection on Diana but that money will always trump loyalty, discretion, and respect for other people. Now I will withhold judgement until more facts actually come out, it might be a book about being a private secretary and what the job entails with no mention of personal details.
__________________
Princess Grace, April 19, 1956
Princess Margaret Rose, May 6, 1960
Crown Princess Mette-Marit, August 25, 2001
Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, September 12, 1953
Countess Stephanie of Belgium October 20, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 08-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi View Post
I admit that's how I feel.
I asked a few weeks ago if all these friends sand employees betraying Diana was a reflection on the kind of person she was. This new book makes me think it wasn't a reflection on Diana but that money will always trump loyalty, discretion, and respect for other people. Now I will withhold judgement until more facts actually come out, it might be a book about being a private secretary and what the job entails with no mention of personal details.
I really don't feel that way--although I don't think Diana should have written the book. I was just irritated that yet another poster was manufacturing facts to fit a certain point of view.

I am not sure what Arbiter's book will include. The publisher would expect him to reveal some personal insights into the royal family, but I expect most of the book is Arbiter's own reactions to public events, such as Diana's death.

Regardless, I understand why some posters are upset that he is publishing a book. The fact is that most large employers around the world require employees to sign confidentiality agreements as part of their employment contracts. Whatever people think of the royal family, they are human beings and have a right to some privacy. Few of us could withstand the scrutiny the royal family and other celebrities have to endure.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 08-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by nascarlucy View Post
Every week some drama is going on according to the tabloids. I doubt that anything in the book relating to Prince Charles's and Princess Diana's marriage isn't anything we have heard or read about.
Also let's bear in mind that he was a Press Secretary/Officer and not a member of the private household like Burrell was for example. He likely will not have seen all that many 'private' moments as such between members of the RF. On top of that I expect, personally, he will keep it all above board and rather factual than gossipy!!!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 08-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Tarlita's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: small town near Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,031
Perhaps people close to the royal family are often hounded with ridiculous sums of money to Tell All. Eventually some circum to the pressure. Publishers these days will receive a biography and say thats all well and good but where's the spicy stuff!!! Then the poor old writer has to go away and make stuff up as they might have just written the truth but it won't sell unless there is some sort of scandal to market it with. I hope Dickie stays true and loyal.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 08-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: katonah, United States
Posts: 2,582
I'm actually looking forward to this book. We spend so much of our time hear speculating on what's going on with whatever royal family. He was actually there.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do Your Kids Play At Being Royalty? FarahJoy Royal Chit Chat 39 12-22-2011 04:40 AM
Prince Harry's Tour of Duty in Afghanistan: December 2007-February 2008 karla64 Prince Harry and Prince William 321 04-01-2008 02:55 AM
Royal Moms On Duty Humera Royal Life and Lifestyle 47 06-26-2007 11:15 AM
"A Royal Duty", by Paul Burrell Yennie Royal Library 31 07-15-2006 06:49 PM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion current events duchess of cambridge dutch state visit dutch state visit to france e-mail elisabeth fashion poll greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king willem-alexander member introduction member watch monarchy new zealand norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week picture of the week december prince charles prince oscar princess charlotte of cambridge princess marie princess marie curent events princess mary princess mary eveningwear princess mary fashion psychopath queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathilde visits jordan queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima cocktail dresses queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania casual outfit queen rania daytime fashion queen rania fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden thailand the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats visit to india and bhutan 2016


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises