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Old 06-05-2021, 06:37 PM
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A good question.

The issue with twisted articles like this one is that it plays into a narrative that some sections of the population all too readily believe. It's a form of insidious propaganda.

And articles like these do alienate some people. A minority certainly but it's really not good if an impression is created that the monarchy is the same as it was fifty years ago. Perceptions do matter for the long term success & well being of the monarchy.

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Old 12-12-2021, 09:59 PM
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Tom Bower, author of Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, Boris Johnson: The Gambler, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell and biographer of other public figures has written an article in the Sunday Times criticising The Queen's private secretary, Sir Edward Young for mishandling controversies and scandals. From reading some reviews of his written biographies, Bower could be brutal/ruthless and paint his subject in a negative light, whilst being very confident that it was backed by sources. Bower is due to release his biography of The Duchess of Sussex, which I predict will be scathing judging by his public comments of her. The article itself was not critical of The Queen, but rather The Prince of Wales, the Sussexes, Duke of York and palace staff.

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Old 03-27-2022, 09:52 AM
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An article in Dutch about the (Dutch) clockmaker of Windsor Castle who has a long working day today to reset over 400 clocks in Windsor Castle. However, the clockmaker of Buckingham Palace is even busier, as he has to reset about 600 clocks...
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Old 03-27-2022, 10:30 AM
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An article in Dutch about the (Dutch) clockmaker of Windsor Castle who has a long working day today to reset over 400 clocks in Windsor Castle. However, the clockmaker of Buckingham Palace is even busier, as he has to reset about 600 clocks...
That's a whole lot of clocks to attend to. The guys I really feel for are the guys that have to work overtime to reset Stonehenge.
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Old 04-06-2022, 12:29 AM
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I hope this is the right thread to ask this question in. Moderators - feel free to move it to the correct place if it isn't :)

Am I correct in thinking that employees of the various royal households of the BRF now all have non-disclosure or confidentiality clauses in their employment contracts?

I'm curious to know - how do such clauses work? Do they flatly forbid the employee from repeating anything they see or hear? Would someone therefore get into trouble for telling their wife or husband what they saw the Queen have for breakfast that day? Or are these clauses aimed more at preventing people from selling information for commercial gain e.g. to a tabloid, or writing a memoir?

What if a current employee was found to have violated the NDA, say, by selling private information about Prince William to a tabloid? I assume they would immediately have their employment terminated, and that a civil lawsuit might even be filed, depending on the nature and scope of their offense. Would any criminal charges be laid? Is information about the inner workings of the BRF considered politically sensitive? Do any employees have to sign the Official Secrets Act as well? Or something similar?

If anyone has insight or knowledge to share on this topic, I'd love to hear it.

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