Not in front of the corgis! A new book reveals the intriguing secrets of royal life

Not in front of the corgis! A new book reveals the intriguing secrets of royal life

12:02 AM on 26th October 2011

Behind the scenes: A new book has revealed a number of the inner secrets of the royal family, from how one servant has to iron Charles

Behind the scenes: A new book has revealed a number of the inner secrets of the royal family, from how one servant has to iron Charles” shoelaces to the correct protocol for using the Buckingham Palace swimming pool

Prince Philip is considered a favourite among royal staff because of his loyalty Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, is most disliked by staff because of his pomposity, insisted on formality at all times

Champion: Prince Philip is top of a staff league on the most popular royals due to his loyalty staff. However Prince Edward comes bottom due to his pomposity and insistence on absolute formality at all times

Enlarge The State ballroom at Buckingham Palace is largest single private room in London

James Callaghan was once offered a selection of chocolates by the Queen Mother

Princess Anne was once asked by a member of public in the American city of Houston to congratulate her mother

Princess Anne was once asked by a member of public in the American city of Houston to congratulate her mother “on being re-elected”