Prince Philip could be enjoying a celestial chuckle as royal historians fume over King Charles’s decision to allow a non-historian, his trusted aide Paul Whybrew, to sift through the late Queen’s private papers before they are transferred to Windsor’s Royal Archives.
Philip ensured that no one could meddle with his legacy by forensically sorting his own papers.
In his final two years he had boxes of documents delivered to Wood Farm Cottage on the Sandringham Estate.
He’s not the first royal to control the narrative of his life.
Princess Margaret destroyed 30 black bags of the Queen Mother’s correspondence, including all of her letters from Princess Diana.
Prince Philip could be enjoying a celestial chuckle as royal historians fume over King Charles’s decision to allow a non-historian, his trusted aide Paul Whybrew, to sift through the late Queen’s private papers
Whatever Whybrew decides should be retained, potentially including the late Queen’s personal diaries, will become available to the historian chosen to write HM’s official biography.
But the Royal Archive has a Room 101, where documents the family don’t want anyone to see, disappear.
When William Shawcross was commissioned to write the Queen Mother’s official story, the Palace said he ‘will be given full access to her personal papers’.
A source says that no doubt he thought he was, but he wasn’t.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s co-star in Killers Of The Flower Moon, Native American Lily Gladstone is not a fan of King Charles.
As a direct descendant of Blackfoot Chief Red Crow, she took exception when Charles was enrolled as an honorary member of her family during a visit to Canada.
Lily, also related to 19th century PM William Gladstone, explains: ‘When Charles was given a Blood name, he was given my grandmother’s name. I have mixed feelings about that.’ Explain your reservations Lily!
Leonardo DiCaprio’s co-star in Killers Of The Flower Moon, Native American Lily Gladstone (pictured) is not a fan of King Charles
Following on from the Laurence Fox/Dan Wootton controversy, cranky John Cleese takes aim at another GB News host, fuming: ‘Mark Dolan is really appalling, isn’t he? It seems to me that GB News is harming itself by putting out this nasty, vulgar rubbish.’
Has the old booby forgotten he will shortly be joining Dolan and the rest of the presenters with his own show on GB News?
Peace activist Pat Arrowsmith, who has died aged 93, listed her lesbian partnership with Wendy Butlin in Who’s Who, making her the first woman to come out in the top people’s bible.
She wrote to the Guinness Book of Records requesting recognition, but was told they only ran beatable records.
Appearing in an upcoming 60th anniversary episode of Doctor Who as the voice of the Meep creature, Miriam Margolyes recalls missing out on a bigger role in the series.
‘Tom Baker wanted me to be his sidekick,’ she tells Radio 4.
‘But they wouldn’t have it because I was too fat. I couldn’t fit in the Tardis.’