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Every year over 5000 royal engagements take place around the world, from the Queen's famous summer garden parties to the mysterious world of the Privy Council and high-profile overseas tours. But little is widely known about the inner workings of the institution that lies at the very heart of the British nation. For the first time ever, "The Monarchy" takes the reader behind the scenes, meeting the people that keep the royal machine running like clockwork. With unprecedented access to the key players and organizations involved, "The Monarchy" follows the working life of the Queen over the course of a whole year, both home and abroad.Ever wondered who opens the Queen's mail, who pays the bills, or even how the royals follow the score in the Ashes? Alongside such trivial matters sit weightier concerns, such as audiences with the Prime Minister, the formal honouring of bravery and excellence, and the sensitive issue of the royal response at times of controversy or crisis. Accompanying a major BBC1 television series, "The Monarchy" provides a fascinating insight into the public and private lives of this most familiar of families. Written by the "Daily Mail's", Robert Hardman, and lavishly illustrated with exclusive colour photographs, this book will appeal both to avid royal-watchers and anyone fascinated in the history and heritage of the United Kingdom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091918422
ISBN-10: 0091918421
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 197mm x 24mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Robert Hardman

Robert Hardman has been writing about the Monarchy for more than 15 years,first as royal correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and now as the author of the 'How I See It' column in the Daily Mail. During a distinguished Fleet Street career, he has also been, among other things, a political sketchwriter, a diarist, a sports columnist and a restaurant critic. His royal interviews have included Prince Philip, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the King and Queen of Norway, the Queen of Denmark and the ex-King of Afghanistan. He is the writer and associate producer of the BBC1 series A Year with the Queen, which accompanies this book. He did the same for BBC1's acclaimed 2005 series, The Queen's Castle. Educated at Wellington and Cambridge, he lives in London.

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