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Sarah Goodall spent 12 years working for Prince Charles as a Lady Clerk from 1988 to 2000 - the period during which his marriage to the Princess of Wales broke down amid a frenzy of media attention.

Her experiences of life behind the scenes of the Royal Establishment have inspired this hilarious story of a naive and rather accident-prone young woman whose dreams all came true when she was given the opportunity to work for the heir to the throne.

Sarah gets herself into numerous compromising situations, both at work and in her personal life, but she manages to establish a good rapport with her Royal employer. When the fairy tale comes crashing to an end, however, not even a final dramatic encounter with Prince Charles can save her from the axe.

The Palace Diaries is an entertaining romp of a read that will delight and intrigue in equal measure.

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The Palace Diaries
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The palace diaries
August 2nd, 2015
I enjoyed reading this book. A good insight into the internal machinations of royal life in britian and how their public profiles are arranged and by whom.
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The Palace Diaries
May 25th, 2014
Not a good read wrote more about functions and meals other than Prince Charles
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The Palace Diaries
April 24th, 2014
Interestin, but need to know the whole true of why she was let go.
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January 11th, 2014
This is a very humorous account of life behind and around royal walls. At times it is hard to believe that true and actual events are behind many of the happenings in this book. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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