At Home With The Queen: Life Through The Keyhole Of The Royal Household: Life Through the Keyhole of the Royal Household by Brian HoeyAt Home With The Queen: Life Through The Keyhole Of The Royal Household: Life Through the Keyhole of the Royal Household by Brian Hoey

At Home With The Queen: Life Through The Keyhole Of The Royal Household: Life Through the Keyhole…

byBrian Hoey

Paperback | September 4, 2003

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Behind the scenes of the private world at the heart of royalty, as revealed by a distinguished royal commentator.This is the real story of what goes on inside the royal palaces, as witnessed by members of the royal staff and household past and present. Buckingham Palace is effectively an independent kingdom with its own rules and customs, now explained by Brian Hoey. Hundreds of anecdotes reveal the conditions in which the staff live and work and also their relationship with the Royals they serve.How does one get a job as personal footman to the Queen? Why does Prince Charles still have to send a note to her Page of the Backstairs requesting a meeting with his mother? How much do members of the household earn? Why does the Queen hate men in three-piece suits? Why are the Queen's bedsheets six inches longer than Prince Philip's? Why do her maids have to vacuum walking backwards? Why doesn't the Queen allow square ice-cubes to be put in her drinks?
Brian Hoey has been a writer and broadcaster for over thirty years. He is Princess Anne's biographer, author of Monarchy (BBC Books), Invitation to the Palace: How the Royal Family Entertain (Grafton), All the Queen's Men (HarperCollins), a biography of Lord Mountbatten (Macmillan), and Her Majesty (HarperCollins).
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Title:At Home With The Queen: Life Through The Keyhole Of The Royal Household: Life Through the Keyhole…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.01 × 4.37 × 0.03 inPublished:September 4, 2003Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007126190

ISBN - 13:9780007126194

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!!! This book has everything you want to know about how the palace actually works and it has information that cannot be found in other books. WARNING: Do not buy it if you don't know anything about the Royal Family. Read other books on the subject first (see recommendations), then buy this one.
Date published: 2011-05-31