Paul Whybrew

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


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.


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


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]


  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. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B5.