Robert Hardman has been writing about the Monarchy for more than 15 years,first as royal correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and now as the author of the 'How I See It' column in the Daily Mail. During a distinguished FleetStreet career, he has also been, among other things, a political sketchwriter, a diarist, a sports columnist and a restaurant critic. His royal interviews have included Prince Philip, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the King and Queen of Norway, the Queen of Denmark and the ex-King of Afghanistan. He is the writer and associate producer of the BBC1 series A Year with the Queen, which accompanies this book. He did the same for BBC1's acclaimed 2005 series, The Queen's Castle. Educated at Wellington and Cambridge, he lives in London.