Lady Colin Campbell's scandalous book on Queen Elizabeth's sex life sparks outrage
The 89-year-old wrote in her book that the royal couple's wedding night activities were so wild that even the palace servants couldn't help but discuss it whenever they could
Lady Colin Campbell might be on the line of fire of the British Royal family, with regards to her new book that details the private lives of Her Majesty and Duke of Edinburgh, in the most distasteful manner. Among many things, Campbell, the former wife of the Duke of Argyll's son Lord Colin Campbell, also made lurid claims about Queen and Philip’s wedding night.
Her book, 'The Queen's Marriage,' officially launched on Thursday, and since then, has faced a lot of criticisms. It is being referred to as a window into the bedroom of the monarch and her husband, Prince Philip.
The 89-year-old also mentions that the royal couple's wedding night activities were so wild, even the palace servants couldn't help but discuss it, whenever they got the time. Her claims about Queen's "healthy" sex drive and Prince Philip's flirtatious personality, have been branded as “tawdry," “made up,” and “unnecessary."
These claims have irked the royal experts and readers alike. Although she has addressed the Queen by her nickname "Lilibet" throughout the book and mentioned that she got her facts from a “variety of sources," one royal expert claims she has never seen “Lady Colin Campbell with a member of the Royal Family."
Ex-royal butler Paul Burrell told Express, "Anyone can make up these claims. You can only be a true, reliable witness to history if you are there. Lady Colin Campbell was none of those things. She is writing about our Head of State, our Head of Church and someone who she does not know."
He added, "She is writing about someone who she is not familiar with. I stood beside her and lived with her for 11 years, and I can tell you who the Queen is. She is a good, kind Christian lady, and she should not be defiled in this way because she is above that. She has earned our respect as a nation and things like that should not be written."
When officials from the Buckingham Palace were asked to comment on Lady Campbell's book, the spokeswoman denied. However, the Queen's press secretary Dickie Arbiter spoke to the Daily Mail, where she said, “I will not dignify anything Lady Colin Campbell writes or says with a comment.”
This is not the first time someone has come under fire for writing about the royals. A few months ago, a lingerie dealer, who supplied the royal household with their supply of underwear, were stripped of their royal warrant reportedly because the director dared to write a tell-all book revealing details of her work with the royal family.
June Kenton, director of the London-based firm, published her book titled 'Storm in a D Cup' in March last year. Although neither parties admitted to it yet the firm losing its royal warrant, apparently stemmed from the various revelations that Kenton had made about the Queen mother as well as Princess Diana in her book.
The 82-year-old said losing the warrant “absolutely killed” her and that she regretted “not being wise enough” to omit mention of the royals in her autobiography.
In their official statement to the press, Rigby & Peller said, “The royal household warrants committee has decided to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs. June Kenton. Rigby & Peller is deeply saddened by this decision and is not able to elaborate further on the cancellation out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Warrant Holders Association. However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients.”