An article based on the scant official information about the man and made-up quotes. Standard fare for the Mail on Sunday. FWIW, he was commissioned and left as a Captain, and the idea that he helps the Queen choose her dresses is fcuking ludicrous, to say the least.
CVO=Private Secretary to HM the Q
OBE=COS to Carl Bildt in the Balkans
Gulf War=Int Corps (V)
UNTAC=There as an observer - oddly enough - as Assistant Director RUSI
ECMM=As a member of the EC Monitoring Mission in the Balkans
Not actually surprising if you follow his career path. I should add, I do know him and I can say the MoS article is somewhat inaccurate.
I reckon 99% of people who read that article will or do give a **** about this chap. They seem to be implying he is to the Queen lwhat the P.A. who squeezed toothpaste out for charlie and shook his cock after a tinkle was to him, and clearly he is not. Slow news piece, nothing else.
Hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people read it. Presumably they don't buy it thinking they are getting the grown up version of the Beano.
Sadly the majority of newspaper buyers out there even believe The Sun prints real news, like it or not the Mail is credible to millions