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By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office, who may be very pleasant, intelligent people, but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

The winner is not the player who wins the most pots. The winner is the player who wins the most money.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

While the 1980 book was being serialized in the Sunday Times, Charles attacked it through the Observer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

What was funny if you were there is that we were all immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what she was going to say and we're chatting away, nice to see you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

I think the relation between the monarchy and the press is very much a two-way street.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

He did once say the time to worry is when they stop writing about you but again I think that was pretty token of the coverage was very respectful, he rather resented the intrusions on his private life, but that was about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

Well I'm a very similar age to Prince Charles. I'm a year older than him. I was at university at the same time as him. I think in the sixties, like all the Royals, he really had very little impact on my life at all and he seemed, if anything a lot older in his attitudes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

The architect, Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect, not merely did his design which had won a public competition never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

I think her friends were worried that the bulimia might come back, about some psychological slide, and she was given breathing space to some extent by the media as much as she ever has been.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

Thatcher came under pressure from right wing backbenchers to shut up the Prince of Wales and there was a deal done between them where he did actually shut up in the end.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Holden

The good news is that in every deck of fifty-two cards there are 2,598,960 possible hands.  The bad news is that you are only going to be dealt one of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Holden

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.' He said 'Excuse me, could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Holden

If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.