By Hoey, Brian
The royal family say they can do without many things, but not their animals. For countless monarchs and their consorts, dogs, cats, horses and even the occasional parrot have acted as constant, faithful companions, unquestioning allies and surrogate children. With intimate anecdo...tes and fascinating detail, royal expert Brian Hoey describes the mini palaces provided for the Queen's pampered corgis; Princess Anne's badly behaved bull terriers; the wild animals - including crocodiles, hippopotami and an elephant - presented to princes and princesses; a regal passion for all things equine; and the pigeon awarded a military medal for its efforts in the Second World War.Read more
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Brian Hoey has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years, covering countless royal events, including the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 and Princess Diana's funeral in 1997. He has written over 25 books, many of them about the British royal family given his extensive access. They have all been serialized in leading international newspapers.
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