- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date:
- 24 May 2012
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I got this book as a way to prepare for the celebration of the diamond jubilee and read it on the flight home from London. This added flavour and context and if you are after being royally entertained, I recommend this book warmly. Being a lover of all things British and Gin, this book did not disappoint me at all. This diary of HRH EIIR, covering the year leading to the diamond jubilee is written in wry and witty style that one considers being typical. Hilarious accounts of how the queen views the happening around her, and comments everything from politicians and other public figuers to try to beatify Freddie Mercury and wanting to get the Royal Guards to march to the Queen. (While William of course would prefer Prince) May get a bit repetetive, for example when the DoE always wants to dress up in funny costumes to see the look on somebody´s face, while Edward uses every oppportunity to dress up in a sequins, but I guess that people are exactly that repetetive. I am not sure how this book would go down with ardent subjects of the crown, but I thought that it was written in kindness, and with a great sense of humour.
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