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Rather than being employed by the palace, protection officers are police officers who specifically apply to work for the royal family.
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Morgan had previously worked on the frontline of firearm teams, specific armed units within the police force, and had many of the key skills required of royal protection officers already under his belt. They give you the day from hell and assess you on how you react to it," Morgan explained.
I just had to do the five-week bodyguarding course. This family, the Bedfords are the most wonderful, kind, and caring of people, who taught me very well in private service prior to my move to the Prince of Wales's household. Harrold saw the royal butler job advertised through an agency in London and applied. I must have done something right that day as I was in a position very soon after.
Working for the royal family means grasping a whole new set of specific protocols. Morgan was given a "two-week introduction course," as an orientation of sorts, which gave him all the key information he needed to get started. There has to be an acceptance that you are in their life. You have to be very respectful of the role that they occupy.
For Harrold, understanding how to correctly speak to a member of the royal household was vital in his role as well. I still think that being polite and yourself normally helps in any situation. Being a royal confidant is also a big part of the job.
Morgan admitted that away from the public glare of official visits, private situations often led to more personal interactions with the royal family. A royal protection officer needs to be able to walk and talk at the same time. Aside from the massive kudos you get from all your friends and family for working for the royals, there are other perks that come with the job, some bigger than others. In September , Elizabeth surpassed the record of 63 years and days on the throne set by Queen Victoria her great-great-grandmother to become the longest-reigning British monarch in history.
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Though she spent much of her childhood with nannies, Princess Elizabeth was influenced greatly by her mother, who instilled in her a devout Christian faith as well as a keen understanding of the demands of royal life. Her grandmother, Queen Mary, consort of King George V, also instructed Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret in the finer points of royal etiquette.
Educated by private tutors, with an emphasis on British history and law, the princess also studied music and learned to speak fluent French. She trained as a Girl Guide the British equivalent of the Girl Scouts and developed a lifelong passion for horses. As queen, she has kept many thoroughbred racehorses and frequently attended racing and breeding events. In , the king made Elizabeth an honorary colonel in the Grenadier Guards, a Royal Army regiment.
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Two years later, he named her as a member of the Privy Council and the Council of State, enabling her to act on his behalf when he was out of the country. She had set her sights on him when she was only 13, and their relationship developed through visits and correspondence during the war.
Though many in the royal circle viewed Philip as an unwise match due to his lack of money and foreign German blood, Elizabeth was determined and very much in love. She and Philip wed on November 20, , at Westminster Abbey. After spending that Christmas with the royal family, Elizabeth and Philip left on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, making a stopover in Kenya en route.
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They were in Kenya on February 6, , when King George VI succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 56, and his year-old daughter became the sixth woman in history to ascend to the British throne. In the first decade of her reign, Elizabeth settled into her role as queen, developing a close bond with Prime Minister Winston Churchill the first of 13 prime ministers she would work with during her reign , weathering a foreign affairs disaster in the Suez Crisis of and making numerous state trips abroad. In response to pointed criticism in the press, the queen embraced steps to modernize her own image and that of the monarchy, including televising her annual Christmas broadcast for the first time in More: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan beam at first post-royal wedding appearance.
He's a sterling model for his sons' and daughter-in-laws' blossoming charitable work.
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He's not been afraid to speak up about things that matter to him, or to write his "black-spider" memos for his handwriting to government ministers. Tosh, I say.
There's only room for one sovereign at a time, he reminds. And by the way, he's not going to get involved with partisan politics or intervene in affairs of state once he becomes the sovereign. No, Charles is not stupid, in my view, but he does sometimes get lost in thickets of esoteric deep think.
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Who else could make growing organic profitable more than products from his Duchy of Cornwall estate? As it happens, these are all things I love, too except for that badger business , so I can relate to Charles' interests.
I also told you so about Camilla.