Michael Jackson reportedly banned his children from inviting friends to their birthday parties.

The late King of Pop, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, used to throw his three children - Prince, 17, Paris, 16, and 12-year-old Blanket - lavish parties with clowns, magicians and cakes, but never let them invite their pals because he was over-protective of them.

Michael's former bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Jayon Beard have made the claims in a new tell-all book, which reveals details of the Jackson family's lives in the two years before the 'Thriler' hitmaker's death.

Speaking about how Michael would pay to have entire cinemas and toy shops shut down so that his children could have privacy, Jayon said: ''That's all they knew. They knew to cover up and call each other code names in public.

''He didn't have any internet in the house. The kids couldn't watch regular TV, so they never saw how he was portrayed.''

The security guards have also revealed that the pop star carried two suitcases with him everywhere he went - one containing two Oscar awards won by 1939 film 'Gone with the Wind', for which he paid £1 million, and another containing thousands of dollars in cash.

An extract from 'Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson', which appears in the Daily Mirror newspaper, read: ''He would go into a store and buy everything. When we stayed in hotels he would buy thousands of books. At one point, he bought a whole bookstore.''