Paul Kidd, Former Royal Butler, After Dinner Speaker, Royal Navy Service, Butler to the Queen, Former Royal Butler, Paul Kidd was born in Lancashire, England in 1953. After finishing his schooling he entered the Royal Navy, looking after the captain and officers as a silver service waiter. During his naval service he visited 22 countries around the world. In 1976 he was appointed as butler to Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and served there for 6 years until being transfered to Clarence House to serve Her Majesty the Queen Mother. During his years in Royal service, he met and looked after 3 American Presidents, every King and Queen in Europe and very many other Heads of State from around the world. In 1979 Paul Kidd was awarded the Most Noble Order of Merit by the West German President whilst on a State Visit with the Queen to that country. He is one of only 32 people in the world to hold the award. In 1985 he had to reluctantly relinquish his Royal Service when he became suddenly ill with cancer but, after further surgery and chemotherapy he made a complete recovery. Paul Kidd now travels the world enthralling audiences with his Reminiscences of Royal Service, informative as well as hilarious stories about his life and work with Britains most famous family. Paul Kidd has appeared on numerous television chat shows in the UK and USA including the Caroline Rhea show in New York and appearing on stage with the actor Robin Williams at the Nemacolin Spa & Resort Centre in the USA. Paul Kidd now lives in Cheshire, England. Special Interest Lecture Titles Reminiscences of Royal Service Parts 1-6 Part 1. What happened to the Queens tiara? An embarrasing moment for the Queen Mothers Lady-in-Waiting. Part 2. An uncomfortable experience for the Queens page boy. The Queen mum and "those darn corgies." Part 3. How did my mother make the Queen grin at Buckingham Palace? The Ghillies ball at Balmoral Castle "the Queen Mothers whip." Part 4. What did President Reagan say to Margaret Thatcher that caused the Queen to be "not amused." How I almost destroyed the Queens lift in Buckingham Palace. The Queen Mother and "those missing strawberries." Part 5. How did a Scots Guards officer make the Queen blush at Balmoral? The Queen Mothers discomfort and her gracious reaction. Prince Philips sense of humour whilst onboard the Queens flight to Germany. Part 6. The Queens disturbed picnic at Balmoral. Princess Anne "putting her foot in it." Princess Margaret "showing her wicked side." My final day with Lord Mountbatten. Prince Philip infuriates the Queen onboard the Royal Yacht.

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Former Royal Butler, Paul Kidd was born in Lancashire, England in 1953. After finishing his schooling he entered the Royal Navy, looking after the captain and officers as a silver service waiter.

During his naval service he visited 22 countries around the world. In 1976 he was appointed as butler to Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and served there for 6 years until being transfered to Clarence House to serve Her Majesty the Queen Mother.

During his years in Royal service, he met and looked after 3 American Presidents, every King and Queen in Europe and very many other Heads of State from around the world.

In 1979 Paul Kidd was awarded the Most Noble Order of Merit by the West German President whilst on a State Visit with the Queen to that country. He is one of only 32 people in the world to hold the award.

In 1985 he had to reluctantly relinquish his Royal Service when he became suddenly ill with cancer but, after further surgery and chemotherapy he made a complete recovery.

Paul Kidd now travels the world enthralling audiences with his Reminiscences of Royal Service, informative as well as hilarious stories about his life and work with Britains most famous family.

Paul Kidd has appeared on numerous television chat shows in the UK and USA including the Caroline Rhea show in New York and appearing on stage with the actor Robin Williams at the Nemacolin Spa & Resort Centre in the USA. Paul Kidd now lives in Cheshire, England.

Special Interest Lecture Titles Reminiscences of Royal Service Parts 1-6
Part 1. What happened to the Queens tiara? An embarrasing moment for the Queen Mothers Lady-in-Waiting.

Part 2. An uncomfortable experience for the Queens page boy. The Queen mum and "those darn corgies."

Part 3. How did my mother make the Queen grin at Buckingham Palace? The Ghillies ball at Balmoral Castle "the Queen Mothers whip."

Part 4. What did President Reagan say to Margaret Thatcher that caused the Queen to be "not amused." How I almost destroyed the Queens lift in Buckingham Palace. The Queen Mother and "those missing strawberries."

Part 5. How did a Scots Guards officer make the Queen blush at Balmoral? The Queen Mothers discomfort and her gracious reaction. Prince Philips sense of humour whilst onboard the Queens flight to Germany.

Part 6. The Queens disturbed picnic at Balmoral. Princess Anne "putting her foot in it." Princess Margaret "showing her wicked side." My final day with Lord Mountbatten. Prince Philip infuriates the Queen onboard the Royal Yacht.

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