Hugo Ralph Vickers DL (born 12 November 1951) is an English writer, broadcaster and journalist.

Writer and broadcaster

Vickers has written many royal biographies, including ones of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark—which was approved by her son, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh—and Gladys Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Over the course of his career, he has regularly participated in royal occasions, being a studio guest for both the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 and Diana’s funeral in 1997. Moreover, he commentated on ITN with John Suchet in 1999 for the wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie Rhys-Jones, for the Queen Mother’s centenary celebrations in 2000, and for her funeral two years later. He frequently appeared on CNN‘s former programme, Larry King Live, and has also appeared on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and television programmes in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Books in order of publication:

Art Of Judgement1965
Debrett’s Book Of The Royal Wedding1981
Cecil Beaton1986
Vivian Leigh1988
Loving Garbo: The Story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Mercedes de Acosta1994
Royal Orders: Honours and the Honored1994
The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor1996
The Kiss1996
Key Moments In Architecture1999
Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece2000
The Queen Mother2000
Elizabeth, the Queen Mother2005
Alexis: The Memoirs Of The Baron De Redé2005
Horses & Husbands2007
St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle2008
The Royal Line of Succession2010
Behind Closed Doors2011
The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace: Official Souvenir Guide2012
A Walk for the Queen: The Story of the Jubilee Walkway & the Jubilee Greenway2012
Coronation2013
The Crown: Truth & Fiction: An Expert Analysis of Netflix Series, THE CROWN2017
Baron de Redé : Souvenirs et portraits2017
The Crown Dissected2019
The Crown Dissected: Seasons 1, 2 and 32020
The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon – Duchess of Marlborough2020