Dickie began his television and radio career in the 1960s in Southern Africa. After returning to the UK in the early 1970s, he began travelling extensively both at home and abroad, covering the British monarchy, his area of expertise.
In 1988, he joined the Buckingham Palace Press Office serving as a press spokesman to HM The Queen, as well as managing the media relations for The Prince of Wales and the late Diana Princess of Wales. He was also responsible for the media management of all Royal ceremonial occasions, as well as major engagements in the UK for The Queen including inward state visits and state events inside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
Additionally, Dickie handled all the operational media requirements necessary for Royal funerals, including that of the late Diana Princess of Wales.
With his vast working knowledge of the British Royal family, Dickie is a regular Royal commentator for the major UK, US, European, Australian & Far Eastern television and radio networks.
He is a regular Royal contributor to news and documentaries on BBC, SKY and ITN, This Morning - ITV, Richard & Judy - Channel Four, Larry King Live - CNN, The Today Show, Dateline & Access Hollywood - NBC, MSNBC Live, Good Morning America - ABC, CBS News, CBC Canada, Geraldo Riviera - Fox News, ZDF & ARD Germany, ABC and Channel 7 Australia, and other major international networks.
He is a public speaker and lectures regularly in the United States on the British Monarchy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and The Palace and The Press.
Dickie has a passion for ice dancing and, time permitting, teaches anyone brave enough to take to the ice. He is also enjoys reading, the theatre, opera and ballet.
In The Palace and the Press - he examines the relationship between the British Royal family and Buckingham Palace and the British and international press, and the problems of trying to satisfy the media appetite for Royal news.