A Royal correspondent famous for his exclusives and the senior policeman who headed up security for Princess Diana will give their inside stories at the next London Press Club “In conversation evening”.
Royal author and journalist Robert Jobson and Inspector Ken Wharfe – the personal protection officer to the late Diana, Princess of Wales – will be speaking at the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill W1H 7BH.
BBC presenter Samantha Simmonds will be chairing the Q&A which begins with drinks and canapés at 6.30pm on 27 November.
To book click here. Tickets cost £5 for London Press Club Members and £10 for general admission (including VAT at 20%). There is also a special discount rate for students using their academic email address to book.
Robert Jobson, dubbed the “Godfather of Royal Reporting” by The Wall Street Journal, is the author of the just-published controversial biography of the Prince of Wales – Charles: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams. He is also Royal Editor of the Evening Standard and his most recent Royal tour was with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Jobson won the prestigious London Press Club “Scoop of the Year” for the world exclusive that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were to wed in 2005. He has worked as a staff Royal Correspondent for several Fleet Street newspapers including The Sun and Daily Express.
He is Royal Editor of Australia’s top rated morning shows, Sunrise, a contracted contributor to ABC Good Morning America in the US and is regular on screen expert for ITV, BBC and Sky News in the UK.
Ken Wharfe was in charge of round-the-clock security for Princess Diana at home and abroad, from 1987 until 1993. He retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2002, after 35 years’ service, nearly half of it in royalty protection. He was then appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order, an honour in the Sovereign’s personal gift.
His memoirs Diana: Closely Guarded Secret (2002) and Guarding Diana (2017) – both written with Robert Jobson – were international bestsellers.