At Home with the Queen

At Home with the QueenBehind The Scenes Of The Private World At The Heart Of Royalty, As Revealed By A Distinguished Royal CommentatorThis 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 ServeHow 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 While there were some parts that began to drag I really didn t care for the salaries of every single one of the staff in all of the departments during Victoria s reign I really enjoyed this book It was a good mix of history, biographical information and of course a bit of gossip Can t be the royal family without that Although the staff is much pared down from prior sovereigns, there are still a diverse lot employed by the Palace Besides the Queen Prince Philip, the book is pretty heavy on While there were some parts that began to drag I really didn t care for the salaries of every single one of the staff in all of the departments during Victoria s reign I really enjoyed this book It was a good mix of history, biographical information and of course a bit of gossip Can t be the royal family without that Although the staff is much pared down from prior sovereigns, there are still a diverse lot employed by the Palace Besides the Queen Prince Philip, the book is pretty heavy on the Princess Royal Prince Charles There s also a fair amount on Prince Princess Michael of Kent who I felt the author could have backgrounded a littlefor context As this was only four years after the death of Diana, there s a lot on her without going too heavy into the Charles Diana Diana s death saga Read through the lens of 2015, it s almost odd not to be reading about Kate Camilla A very solid Kindle Unlimited read Very insightful, info is not available on newspapers No gossips, focused on F Food , G General , H Housekeeping , literally at home.A total trivia to commoners. I have always had a fascination with British history and the royal family I have always been drawn to learningabout them While I have never taken and official class about British history, my family and friends will tell you I am well versed in knowledge So it was bound that happen that I was going to pick up this book The description had very interested and when I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited I jumped at it and man am I happy I did.If you have ever wanted to learn about the different I have always had a fascination with British history and the royal family I have always been drawn to learningabout them While I have never taken and official class about British history, my family and friends will tell you I am well versed in knowledge So it was bound that happen that I was going to pick up this book The description had very interested and when I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited I jumped at it and man am I happy I did.If you have ever wanted to learn about the different positions and what it takes to run the royal households, this book is for you There were some juicy bits like which royals pay their staffmoney and which royals are easier to work with The book is jammed packed with details.While there are plenty of details, sometimes they book sort of repeats itself in the same chapter Like almost word for word, as a way of going intodetail on a subject matter But other than that the flow of the book worked, and I liked how they chapters were broken down to different aspectsI learned so many things in this book like how the inner household runs Also which royals are the hardest to work for If you have every wanted to learnabout the royals, this is the book for you I made so many notes for a project I am currently working on.I would recommend this book to just about anyone It is chock full of new information and keeps your interest While sometimes it does repeat it s self, that can easily be overlooks Overall a good read Informative 3 of 120 books pledged to read in 2018 Interesting book about the various jobs which exist to work for the British Royal family, their official and private residences, and the expenses involved in running a modern day monarchy. Nuts and Bolts of How the Queen LivesVery detailed book about inner workings of the palace s and the staff who serve Queen Elizabeth II Only the most dedicated royalty readers will love this book, as it is a bit of a slog to read through to the end. Super interesting and quick read about the house of Windsor I have always empathized with the lack of freedom the royals have but it comes with perks too Of you are interested in learningabout the day to day operations and the way the Queen likes her world to beyou will enjoy this book Written as if Hoey is a Queen fan, but by the end you ll wonder how anyone can stand working for her This depiction would have you believe she has a jar of jam between her ears Fans of The Crown, avoid this A very informative book Really enjoyed this book on the queen Well out of date now but still very informative reading wise