Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World

Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World[KINDLE] ❦ Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World ➚ Ken Wharfe – Heartforum.co.uk Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years He became a close friend and truste Inspector Ken Protecting the Kindle Ô Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years He became a close friend and trusted confidant His first Guarding Diana: Epub / hand contradicts many of the so called facts about Diana and provides affectionate, if not always uncritical, insight He played an important role during Diana s most trying times, and in her sons formative years, and he shows himself Diana: Protecting the eBook ↠ to be an exceptionally perceptive observer This account presents the most intimate portrait of Diana to date, as well as a fitting tribute to one of the outstanding figures of our age.

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Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World
  • Ken Wharfe
  • 14 March 2019
  • 1786069091

10 thoughts on “Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World

  1. Victoria Frow says:

    Good I enjoyed reading about her travels around the world and how he managed the Princess on these trips Also liked how it showed a different side to her as this shows that she could be really stubborn at times which shows that she was just human like the rest of us Recommend Thank you Reader s First for the free copy.

  2. Saarah Niña says:

    Princess Diana, or her shortened name Di, touched millions of lives Some directly, others from afar She was an icon but someone who was so alike to us and yet, also better I admired her most for her spirit, her life, itself, wasn t the kind of perfect we see digitised by most celebrities today As Ken Wharfe writes, she was a woman who had no airs and graces about her Ch Introduction, p.ix She was the people s princess.Inspector Ken Wharfe, himself, was her personal protection officer w Princess Diana, or her shortened name Di, touched millions of lives Some directly, others from afar She was an icon but someone who was so alike to us and yet, also better I admired her most for her spirit, her life, itself, wasn t the kind of perfect we see digitised by most celebrities today As Ken Wharfe writes, she was a woman who had no airs and graces about her Ch Introduction, p.ix She was the people s princess.Inspector Ken Wharfe, himself, was her personal protection officer working under Scotland Yard For nearly eight years, he was with her for every tour, diplomatic mission, and adventure He offeres an honest portrayal , reasonable, balanced and explorative at all times Introduction, p.xi This is their story the story of their special friendship.Diana worked tirelessly to champion the causes she was a patron of, to bring awareness of world issues such as AIDS, the plight of refugees and the under privileged, to the fore front, her steely determination and beautiful compassion is testament itself f0r how many lives were touched by her impact And when coupled by the fact she felt isolated and misunderstood beyond measure, one can t help but admire her tenacity She was a remakably ordinary woman who did markedly extraordinary things She was a private person p.151 , prone to doubt herself and stubborn as any of us We learn she often longed for the perfect escape from the probing spotlight, and camera flashes.As so often happens, particulary with women in the media, she was reduced Her achievements minimised after her death, her real sense of public duty distorted Introduction, p.xiv It s fair to say most of us desire a scandal At least, that s what the tabloids and paparazzi will have you believe But Diana was a classy woman, her efforts came from the heart and she was guided by a will to help others and, to bring change As Wharfe beautifully pens, Diana certainly made the world sit up and take notice in the time she had on earth She was a magical person p.253 I recommend this book for we can all learn from Diana s achievements and struggles Guarding Diana serves as a loving reminder of the woman, mother, advocate and Princess our nation, and the world, lost that tragic night For a credible record, an acknowledgement that there are two sides to every story if not, Ken Wharfe and Robert Jobson s book makes for a delicately, thoughtful royalty memoir Fascinating, but not indulging they offer a record of what happened, Diana s anxieties and dreams Respectful of the truth and delivering what they think is important, rather than what they think we want to read.I received this book for review consideration All opinions are honest and completely my own

  3. Gill Chedgey says:

    I took this book on because I have a friend who claims to have a spiritual connection with Princess Diana and I intend to pass it on A spurious reason for reading and reviewing a book Maybe But it was also an opportunity to delve again into the world of non fiction which may redeem my rather superficial intent Overall the book is a straightforward account of the security issues surrounding Diana and her overseas trips both vacations and official engagements It also examined the relationshi I took this book on because I have a friend who claims to have a spiritual connection with Princess Diana and I intend to pass it on A spurious reason for reading and reviewing a book Maybe But it was also an opportunity to delve again into the world of non fiction which may redeem my rather superficial intent Overall the book is a straightforward account of the security issues surrounding Diana and her overseas trips both vacations and official engagements It also examined the relationship between protector and protectee I had the feeling that Wharfe was being honest about Diana the person rather than Diana the icon It was absorbing enough as a read but I can t see that it covers any new ground It is interesting to consider whether Diana still attracts a wealth of interest so long after her passing Wharfe appears to offer an unbiased view of all the key players from Diana herself to other members of the Royal Family including Prince CharlesTwo things I did I garner from the book was the relentless and insensitive machinations of the press, paparazzi and media The book does offer as balanced a view as it can One intrusive photographer claimed press freedom and public interest as justification for the relentless hounding of the Princess and her children I was surprised at how frequently deals were struck with the media a photoshoot in return for the photographers exodus I found the most interesting part of the book was the final chapter where Wharfe questions the public outpouring of grief and a potential hypocrisy Though it may seem harsh or cynical I felt that there was something spurious about the mass mourning that followed her death and attended her funeral True, most people loved her, but they had not known her They loved the media image they loved the glamour, the humanity, the sympathetic tears but they had little idea of the real Diana Truly they loved her because of what they had read or seen or heard about her What they were mourning was an image moulded by the media and by the Princess herself from her years in the public eye Wharfe goes on to question the public s vilification of the press who had fuelled their desire for their image of Diana.I found myself moved again by the final pages detailing the funeral and wondering how the world would be had Diana lived and continued her uplifting humanitarian work

  4. Angela L says:

    I should probably state from the outset that I was not a great fan of Princess Di so approached this book expecting very little.It s not a book that sets out to teach the reader anything new and isn t designed to be sensationalist More a case of a relatively affectionate look back on some of the private moments of a princess 20 years since her death.To be honest some of the material was a little flimsy and, in not repeating things already written about, it has the feel of a few minor incidents I should probably state from the outset that I was not a great fan of Princess Di so approached this book expecting very little.It s not a book that sets out to teach the reader anything new and isn t designed to be sensationalist More a case of a relatively affectionate look back on some of the private moments of a princess 20 years since her death.To be honest some of the material was a little flimsy and, in not repeating things already written about, it has the feel of a few minor incidents that have been padded out to create a book.Having previously though Diana was a great manipulator of the press, this book does give an insight into why she would have behaved that way and the frustrations that come from being in a failing, public and extremely high profile marriage.Diana fans will undoubtedly love it but I m not entirely convinced that there is enough material here to warrant a book about a subject that has reached saturation point already.

  5. Maureen says:

    This is the story of Diana, Princess of Wales and her personal protection officer, Inspector Ken Wharfe Her code name of Purple five Two and the names of Mr and Mrs Hargreaves for herself and Ken when they travelled to try to keep the paparazzi from finding them.This is a book I have found a fascinating read and have recommended to my friends.So much of her life is now exposed to the readerIt is so hard for us ordinary people to even imagine what life is like for the very rich and famous b This is the story of Diana, Princess of Wales and her personal protection officer, Inspector Ken Wharfe Her code name of Purple five Two and the names of Mr and Mrs Hargreaves for herself and Ken when they travelled to try to keep the paparazzi from finding them.This is a book I have found a fascinating read and have recommended to my friends.So much of her life is now exposed to the readerIt is so hard for us ordinary people to even imagine what life is like for the very rich and famous but this book certainly gives us a marvellous insight.So many happenings I had no idea about and the sad parts of Diana s life are explained in a way that helps us all understand what she must have gone through after her marriage.Diana was so loved by so many people and the writer gives us an insight to her extraordinary life.Its well worth reading

  6. Juliat says:

    Diana, Princess of Wales had protection staff whenever she went anywhere The writer, Ken Wharfe, a SAS trained officer with the Royal protection department in the Metropolitan Police, was her personal officer for six years.This book relates stories of the foreign trips he accompanied her, organising ways to not only protect her physically from harm but also from the paparazzi all clamouring for pictures of her and the princes It tells funny, sad and moving stories of a woman going through a ba Diana, Princess of Wales had protection staff whenever she went anywhere The writer, Ken Wharfe, a SAS trained officer with the Royal protection department in the Metropolitan Police, was her personal officer for six years.This book relates stories of the foreign trips he accompanied her, organising ways to not only protect her physically from harm but also from the paparazzi all clamouring for pictures of her and the princes It tells funny, sad and moving stories of a woman going through a bad marriage break up in public, trying not to be bullied by the establishment.This is quite a well written book that keeps you reading just another chapter, each of which is based on a separate trip Being given this book in return for an honest opinion, I didn t expect to enjoy it but I did It is well worth reading even if it s not your normal type of book

  7. Tammy Tudor says:

    Written beautifully and truthfully Being a big fan of the royal family and especially of Diana I was apprehensive to read such a book as there has been so much already written I wondered if there could be a new perspective However, I found, for a big Diana lovers, this book really does her justice Diana was loved by the whole nation but she was wasn t without struggles and in no way was she perfect This book captures the human side of Diana there are times within the book that bring tears and Written beautifully and truthfully Being a big fan of the royal family and especially of Diana I was apprehensive to read such a book as there has been so much already written I wondered if there could be a new perspective However, I found, for a big Diana lovers, this book really does her justice Diana was loved by the whole nation but she was wasn t without struggles and in no way was she perfect This book captures the human side of Diana there are times within the book that bring tears and laughs The writing is professionally done and the perspective is insightful and truthful For anyone who is a fan of Diana this is a must read While there other similar books out there this is the one that really stands out beyond compare

  8. Aamina says:

    I haven t read any books on Diana so I don t have much to compare this to except I have seen some Documentaries This was eyeopening and kind of sad at times I especially loved her relationship with her personal protection officer the author it was written very nicely, easy to read and it seemed honest This gives a different story as it is through the eyes of someone whose was to protect her I found the last chapter hard to read and I kept tearing because the way it was written was so touc I haven t read any books on Diana so I don t have much to compare this to except I have seen some Documentaries This was eyeopening and kind of sad at times I especially loved her relationship with her personal protection officer the author it was written very nicely, easy to read and it seemed honest This gives a different story as it is through the eyes of someone whose was to protect her I found the last chapter hard to read and I kept tearing because the way it was written was so touching The inspector doesn t sugar coat anything he mentions Diana as she was what she stood for and how she came across to the world and to the establishment No doubt Diana lived a troubled life but this highlights that wherever she went she tried to have a good time and help others

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