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Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown

25 September 2022, 12.00pm

'Courtiers' book cover
'Courtiers' book cover
'Courtiers' book cover
25 September 2022, 12.00pm

Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown

Valentine Low explores who advises the royal family, what influence they have and how have they shaped history.
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Throughout history, the British monarchy has relied on its courtiers to ensure the survival of the family and the institution.

These trusted advisors in a king or queen’s inner circle have formed part of an ever-changing system of complex characters who support the royal family in steering the path between public duty and private life.

In recent years, this complex relationship between modern courtiers and royal principals has been exposed to global scrutiny.

Join journalist Valentine Low as he reveals how the role of the courtier has never been more vital than it is in the present day. While the Queen is navigating her reign for the first time without her husband Philip’s support, Charles seeks to define what his new role will be, and William faces the task of making an ancient institution relevant for the coming decades.

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Valentine Low has been reporting on the royal family for over a quarter of a century, and his exclusives for The Times have made front page news and headlines around the world.

After graduating from Oxford University, Valentine worked at the Evening Standard for over 20 years, reporting from all around the world.

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25 September 2022
12.00pm - 1.00pm
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