Behind Palace Doors: My Years with the Queen Mother

ISBN: 9781786063779
Published: September 2017
Imprint: The Five Mile Press
Extent: 288
Specs: 129 x 198 mm

The Queen Mother has always been a strong character within the Royal Family. As kind and loyal as she was intimidating – here we see a personal insight into her life as told by former equerry Major Colin Burgess

Reigning for 15 years beside her husband, the Queen Mother quickly became a social personality after the King’s passing, leading over 300 organisations and becoming busier than when she was Queen.

However, her multiple social engagements and responsibilities did not dispel the air of mystery surrounding the Queen Mother. During her 101 years, around sixty five years in service, she did not give a single media interview, despite many attempting to get past her flawlessly polished exterior.

Major Colin Burgess was an equerry to the Queen Mother, a position which allowed him an intimate insight into the royal household and the relationships within. Behind Palace Doors reveals more about the Queen Mother than has ever been published before, Burgess manages to paint an in-depth picture of the enigmatic royal, from her everyday life to how she coped during the biggest crisis the Royal Family faced since Edward abdicated the throne. 

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