After Diana’s death, sadness seemed to overwhelm not only the life of the Royal family but also of their friends and attendants. This was quite visible in the memorial service held at the Guards’ Chapel in 2006. The writer points out that the family resembled a dejected group. Even worse, youngsters looked terribly resentful. But ever since Diana’s death, the queen had always made it clear that the family was not into having another “Diana”, and that the throne heirs were the only ones who mattered. Likewise, everybody should serve and support the crown, not themselves.
“Zingers crisscross these pages like tracer fire. . . . [Tina Brown] becomes the ideal tour guide: witty, opinionated and adept at moving us smoothly from bedchamber to belowstairs while offering side trips to the cesspits of the tabloid press, the striving world of second-tier celebrities and the threadbare lodgings of palace supernumeraries.”
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“[Tina Brown] deploysher sterling contacts and deeply embedded sources, her familiarity with British royal history and her personal encounters with royals, palace courtiers, politiciansand journalists to serve up aluscious feast of . . . well, yes, gossip. But what elegant gossip, dressed up in Brown’s stylish sentences and erudite insights.”
Three years into their marriage, Harry and Megan decided to take a six-week vacation in a mansion in Victoria, Canada, in order to escape media criticism and harassment. While there, they decided to take the time to sort things out with their lives, making sure to follow their hearts in the
Ever since Diana’s death, the queen had always made it clear that the family was not into having another “Diana”, and that the throne heirs were the only ones who mattered.
The author says that Prince Philip deeply regretted allowing the BBC cameras to penetrate their most private refuges to shoot the documentary titled Royal Family.
After Diana’s death, Charles’ main concern was not just to clear up his image before the public who thought he was behind Diana’s tragic death.
It was alleged that the relationship between Charles and Camilla never stopped even after he married Diana.
Eight months after Diana’s death, Charles ordered that Camilla be granted an annual pay of £120,000 from his own funds, along with other benefits.
When the queen was invited to her son’s fiftieth birthday, she declined it, after getting to know Camilla would be present.