The Taj Mahal
10th September 2024
Presented by Oliver Everett
Oliver Everett, CVO is a former British diplomat and academic, who served as Royal Librarian to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
Everett was educated at St Aubyn's School in Woodford Green Essex and has a master's degree in international relations and did post-graduate work in international relations at the London School of Economics.
He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1967 and was 1st Secretary in New Delhi 1969 to 1973. Subsequent service in the Diplomatic Service included a posting as Head of Chancery in Madrid 1980 to 1981.
From 1978 to 1980 he was seconded as Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales. After leaving the Diplomatic Service in 1981 he served as Private Secretary to the Princess of Wales 1981 to 1983, and as Librarian, Royal Library, 1985–2002 (he was deputy librarian 1984–1985). He is now a NADFAS lecturer, and Librarian Emeritus, Windsor Castle. In 1999 He received the Queen Elizabeth II Version of the Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal for 20 years cumulative service to the British Royal Family