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glimpse of how the royal households run
on 8 November 2010
I bought this for my mum who is an ardent royalist. She loved it, and raved about the details it contained about the everyday workings of the royal household. I never usually read this type of book but picked it up whilst staying at mum's and actually it is a very interesting read. It is largely a collection of factual information detailing all the intricacies of palace life, why the Queen's bed sheets are longer than Prince Phillip's, which royals are nicest to their servants, the fact that the Queen refuses to wear a seatbelt etc. etc. There is no over the top gushing sentimentality here, nor any critical damning of the royals. It's just a very well researched, very well informed account of the way British royalty works delivered in an easy to read, well written style. Great for royal admirers, useful for those just interested in how things work `behind palace doors'.