Paul Whybrew

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Paul Kevin Whybrew, LVO, RVM (born 1959) is Page of the Backstairs to Queen Elizabeth II.

Role[edit]

His role as personal page to the Queen requires that he cater to a significant proportion of the Monarch's daily needs. He is given grace and favour accommodation by the Queen at Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House.

Incident[edit]

In 1982, Whybrew spoke to Michael Fagan.[1] Fagan had evaded security and broken into the royal bedroom at Buckingham Palace.

Honours[edit]

In addition to his honours, Whybrew was appointed "Serjeant-at-Arms" to the Queen in 2008. The role was first established in the 12th Century.[1]

As Queen Elizabeth's favourite footman, Whybrew was also included in the video opening for the 2012 London Olympics with James Bond (Daniel Craig).[2]

Having already been appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO), Whybrew was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Already a holder of the Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) in Silver, he was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in Gold in the 2016 Birthday Honours.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Whybrew, known as "Big Paul", was born at Braintree, Essex, in 1959 and is 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) tall.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leyland, Joanne. "The Queen Honours 'Big Paul'". The Royalist. Archived from the original on 23 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Nicholl, Katie (28 July 2012). "The Queen's favourite footman by her side for Bond skit". London Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61608. p. B5. 11 June 2016.