By Tom Quinn
From humble beginnings as a shopkeeper's son in Coventry to 'Page of the Backstairs' at Clarence condominium, William Tallon, or 'Backstairs Billy' as he got here to be recognized, constantly knew he was once destined for a existence within the royal circle. A fierce collector and fan of all issues regarding the royal kin, while a small boy Billy was once excited about this glamorous international of pageantry and extra.
Charming, unswerving, promiscuous and in ownership of a really depraved feel of humour, Billy entered royal provider on the age of fifteen and, over the following fifty years, grew to become the most infamous figures, and such a lot striking characters, ever to have graced the royal family. even if nominally a servant, over the years Billy turned one of many past due Queen Mother's so much depended on acquaintances and confidants. whereas others got here and went, Billy was once the only servant the Queen mom simply couldn't do with out. She cherished him, and he her, maybe as a result of his excessive camp kind or his witty and provocative feedback in regards to the well-born equerries, royal press humans and advisers.
Sometimes scandalous, frequently surprising, consistently pleasing, Backstairs Billy is the attention-grabbing existence tale of the guy who spent greater than part a century operating for one of many world's such a lot elusive associations, giving us an extraordinary glimpse of what existence within the British royal relatives is actually like...
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