Literary Lunch: Dickie Arbiter – On Duty with the Queen
In this honest and entertaining book, Dickie Arbiter recounts his life’s journey from a broadcast journalist to becoming a press spokesman to the Royal family, and back again to journalism. He discusses the inner workings of everyday life in Buckingham Palace, and what it was really like to work under the media spotlight with the most famous family in the world.
With his vast working knowledge of the British Royal family, Dickie is called in constatntly as a Royal commentator, analyst and historian by all the major UK, US, Australian, Canadian, SA, European & Far Eastern television & radio networks.
He is a regular Royal contributor to news & documentaries on the BBC, SKY & ITN.
As a former Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II and media manager for Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Dickie Arbiter has had unprecedented access to some of the most notable figures of our time. With almost five decades of experience covering royalty as a broadcaster, journalist and Royal Press Secretary, he is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and sought-after experts on the British Monarchy working today.
He is seen regulary on the BBC, ITV, C4, C5 and Sky in the UK and he appears around the world only literally all the major news networks including Channels 7, 9 and ABC in Australia, CBC and CTV in Canada, TF1, TF2 and M3 in France, ARD and ZDF in Germany, RAI and Sky Italia in Italy, NHK in Japan, SABC in South Africa, TVNZ in New Zealand and in the USA – ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC & MSNBC.
He is also the only Royal Commentator who has witnessed both the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees.In addition to his duties as a royal spokesman, Dickie was responsible for media managing ceremonial occasions, all major state events inside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and The Queen’s major UK engagements. He was also responsible for all operational media requirements for royal funerals, including that of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.Dickie’s autobiography On Duty With The Queen – My Twelve Years as a Buckingham Palace Press Secretary is published by Blink.
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