Patrick Jephson was born and raised in Ireland. After studying Political Science at Cambridge, he served for ten years in the Royal Navy. Selected as equerry to the Princess of Wales in 1987, he later became her first - and only - private secretary. His resignation in 1996, after her Panorama interview, made headline news.
`A compelling page-turner.' Sunday Times `The most indelible, authentic word-portrait ever painted of the People's Princess.' Daily Mail `Never has so senior a servant of the Royal Family decided to reveal his secrets and rarely has one witnessed such turbulent times.' The Times `Mr Jephson was a witness to significant events ... he is in a position to reveal the truth.' Daily Express `Jephson's revelations are important. They are a stark corrective to the baroque fantasies constructed around the Princess immediately after her death.' Evening Standard