At Home with the Queen: Life through the Keyhole of the Royal Household

At Home with the Queen Life through the Keyhole of the Royal Household 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 member

  • Title: At Home with the Queen: Life through the Keyhole of the Royal Household
  • Author: Brian Hoey
  • ISBN: 9780007126194
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HundBehind 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

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    About “Brian Hoey”

    1. Brian Hoey

      Brian Hoey is one of the united Kingdom s best informed royal chroniclers He has written a wide variety of books on the royal family.He was one of the BBC s first television newscasters and has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years at 2002.He lives in South Wales with his wife and the couple have three grown up children.

    103 thoughts on “At Home with the Queen: Life through the Keyhole of the Royal Household”

    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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.



    3. I found the book mostly interesting because of my interest in the monarchy of Great Britain. Little tidbits like the fact the Prince of Wales has to send a note to HRM's Page of the Backstairs for an appointment with his mother or to find out if she is walking in the gardens of Sandringham before he goes out, since she likes to be alone - all interesting. But then there's a lot of detail I didn't care about: salaries of all the staff (they're all underpaid), how the valet packs and unpacks a sui [...]


    4. I loved reading about the behind-the-scenes life with the royal household. Its full of facts and reveals a lot of the Queen's eccentricities - an enjoyable read.Back Cover Blurb:The private world at the heart of royalty is authoritatively exposed, with the help of many past and present members of the royal staff and household, in this wide-ranging account of palace life. For Buckingham Palace is effectively an independent kingdom, with its own elaborate rituals and customs.Hundreds of anecdotes [...]


    5. Thank goodness I'm a mere commoner; after reading this gripping book (perhaps a strange adjective in view of the subject - but believe me it is) I'm delighted I could speak to my Mum anytime without having to go through the Page of the Backstairs to ask if she was available! Prince Charles still does not have that luxury of just approaching his Mum without making an appointment.The book is a most revealing account of life within the royal household and there are plenty of people (unattributed in [...]


    6. Read my full thoughts on this book and hundreds more over at Read.Write.Repeat.It's a good read for royal watchers and those interested in how their world comes to be every day. I actually learned a lot. I had no idea just how many people worked behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace and the like. The royals have Downton Abbey beat by a long shot. The book did have a very interesting upstairs-downstairs element to it which will likely interest those who aren't even interested in the royals speci [...]


    7. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN by Brian Hoey is THE manual for royalty junkies (like myself). Chapter by chapter, Mr Hoey explains the inner workings of HM's court and how life for the Queen and family runs so effortlessly.From Lord Chamberlain to the Necessary Women, he details the duties of all employed at BP and all the Palaces. He explains the many awards and honors the Queen bestows each year in the UK and the Comminwealth.Mr Hoey explains Ladies in Waiting, precedence and the etiquette of the Cour [...]


    8. This was an interesting and mildly amusing look at life in the Royal Household. I enjoyed it as it wasn't a taxing read but there was lots of information and anecdotes to keep me interested. At times it was a bit fact heavy, do I really need to know down to the penny exactly how much someone working for the Queen is paid? But nonetheless there was plenty of juicy gossip about the goings on in the the world of the Queen's Household. I would recommend it to anyone interested in getting a behind th [...]


    9. Not the most exciting book on the royal family. It provided great insight, but I think I was wanting more of a personal feel. I did get that in a few portions. A lot of the facts surprised me and intrigued me. Honestly it's just dry, but what was I expecting out of a book on the Queen? I mean she is one of the most private of monarchs in the world. If you are just looking for factual, historic, and monetary things then this is a great book. If you want to know more on the relationships the Queen [...]


    10. Fantastic bookThis book is such an awesome read for anyone even remotely interested in the British Monarchy. It covers all the little areas and provides just enough "gossip" to be believable without being salacious. It even covers the usually taboo subject of finances, from the cost of running things to the salaries of staff. it even provides historical references and backstroke where appropriate. I highly recommend this book. My only complaint is that it ended!


    11. Great start to my year of studying British monarchs. This was a fun inside glimpse into the workings of the palace--lives of servants, roles of officials, the image that the Queen radiates to her subjects. This is a pretty smooth operation, and I appreciate that the Queen knows what she does and does not like.Some parts got a little bogged down in tedious details, but overall a compelling insight into the behind-the-scenes lives of the Royals and those who work with/for them.


    12. This was a very interesting read with some very amusing stories about the royalty, staff and operations of the Palace. It is a bit outdated as it was published before Prince Charles married Camilla. It was difficult for me to get a grasp on the true amount of the salaries paid to people because it was shown in pounds. There were a lot of British terms that I was not familiar with as well. However, it was highly entertaining as well as informative.


    13. Oh to the be queen! But oh, to be the queen This book included some really interested information about life as a royal and that of the royal servants. I don't know if it was true of the physical book, but the e-version has some odd organization problems and got a bit bogged down in parts. Also, it is now a little dated in that most of the information is from the early 2000s.


    14. A fun little bookA fun little bookRoyalty has always been fun to read about. This was a quick read that answered some questions about how the royal household works. I skipped over large sections regarding salary of staff.



    15. As a royal acholic, I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Hoey's very thorough and descriptive look at life inside the palace.






    16. Lots of tidbitsinteresting and fun to read. royal s live very differently than the rest of us. staff are not paid well.




    17. InformativeInformativeNever realized all that had to be considered in a royal life. I am glad I don't have to live as they do.





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