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- Busta Rhymes · Elizabeth II · Buckingham Palace · Buckingham Palace

Fa­gan is not the only one un­happy with The Crown’s de­pic­tion of him as a feck­less burglar who broke into the Queen’s bed­room.

I hear that Paul Why­brew, Her Majesty’s Page of the Back­stairs — and one of her most trusted re­tain­ers — is a tri­fle an­noyed that his heroic role in the 1982 break-in is not men­tioned at all.

It was the lofty flunkey (known to all at Buck­ing­ham Palace as Big Paul) who came to the monarch’s res­cue when Fa­gan broke into the palace and pulled back the cur­tains of her four-poster. While the Queen fled to find help, Why­brew calmed the un­kempt in­truder down by of­fer­ing him a drink.

Says a fel­low palace of­fi­cial: ‘It was only then that Paul, who han­dled the whole thing very calmly, ush­ered in the po­lice, who took Fa­gan away. He’s never sought at­ten­tion and is cer­tainly not vain, but to be cut out of the whole episode, when he was the real hero, has rather ir­ri­tated him.

‘The rest of us here re­mem­ber what hap­pened and I sup­pose we are all get­ting used to The Crown just tram­pling over the truth and rewrit­ing his­tory.’

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