And, wow, there are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo many
that would end the monarchy if they came out – and they will. It is time.
‘Secrets? Yes, they gave me a medal for every one – these
are just a few.’
‘Any story about the health of a member of the Royal family
will also be banned if Prince Philip’s complaint to the Press Complaints Commission is
In the past, this would have meant that Diana, Princess of Wales’s bulimia would have remained
a secret, as would Princess Margaret’s scalding in her bath and the late Queen
Elizabeth choking on fish bones.
The Royal biographer Hugo Vickers said that whilst the Duke
had a right to privacy over his medical details, the case raised serious
questions about what the public should and should not be told about the Royal