Hugo Vickers is well known as a biographer and royal historian. Amongst many books he has written lives of the Queen Mother, Princess Andrew of Greece, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough. He is frequently in demand for commentaries on major royal occasions such as the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, also the weddings of the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, and the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother. He has acted as historical adviser on films including The King’s Speech and Victoria & Abdul (in which he was also an extra), while also attacking the many inaccuracies in The Crown in a small book, published in 2017. He recently edited the acclaimed book, The Quest for Queen Mary.
Hugo Vickers is Chairman of the Outdoor Trust, which puts Commonwealth Walkways into Commonwealth countries, overseas territories and protectorates. He visited Gibraltar in the summer to map out a potential Commonwealth Walkway in Gibraltar.
He is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Berkshire.