Nicholas Haslam is an interior designer and the author of Sheer Opulence. He has been a contributing editor at British Vogue and Tatler for many years and also writes for The World of Interiors and The Spectator. He lives in London and Hampshire.

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Redeeming Features, the designer Nicholas Haslam tells about hiding in a closet with the Duchess of Windsor and the wedding of his royal cousin, Princess Diana.