Scottish Daily Mail
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.’