After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed all in their new interview with Oprah Winfrey, you may, like me, be dying to hear about even more royal drama. Well, we’ve got you covered with a list of the most explosive tell-all books about the British royal family.
The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry’s closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures – one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare.
2. Finding freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by omid scobie and carolyn durand
In the first, epic, and true story of the duke and duchess of Sussex’s life together, written by two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met, it is finally revealed why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives. Finding Freedom is complete with full-color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, their wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments.
For the first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British royal family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.
3. diana: Her true story – in her own words by andrew morton
In a shocking, headline-making story (coming as an NBC TV movie), Andrew Morton goes beyond speculation to present the facts about Princess Diana and her royal marriage. This book was written with the full cooperation and support of Diana’s family and friends, who speak freely in a sizzling, insider’s tell-all.
4. Lady in waiting: My extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown by anne Glenconner
This is an extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner – a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, as seen in Netflix’s The Crown. Anne Glenconner has been the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed “the greatest disappointment” and unable to inherit. Since then, she has needed her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact.
5. The Little princesses: The Story of the Queen’s childhood by her nanny, marion crawford by mariod crawford and jennie bond
Once upon a time, in 1930s England, there were two little princesses named Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Their father was the duke of York, the second son of King George V, and their Uncle David was the future king of England. We all know how the fairy tale ended: When King George died, “Uncle David” became King Edward VIII, who abdicated less than a year later to marry the scandalous Wallis Simpson. Suddenly, the little princesses’ father was king. The family moved to Buckingham Palace, and ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth became heir to the crown that she would ultimately wear for over fifty years.
6. The royals by kitty kelley
They are the most chronicled family on the face of the globe. Their every move attracts headlines. Now Kitty Kelley has gone behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Kensington Palace to raise the curtain on the men and women who make up the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princess Diana . . . Here are the scandals of the last few decades: the doomed marriages and the husbands, wives, lovers and children caught in their wake and damaged beyond repair. No one is spared.
7. game of crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne by Christopher Andersen
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Good Son, These Few Precious Days, and The Day Diana Died, here is a moving and compulsively readable look into the lives, loves, relationships, and rivalries among the three women at the heart of the British royal family today: Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Kate Middleton.
Game of Crowns is an in-depth and exquisitely researched exploration of the lives of these three remarkable women and the striking and sometimes subtle ways in which their lives intersect and intertwine. Examining their surprising similarities and stark differences, Andersen travels beyond the royal palace walls to illustrate who these three women really are today – and how they will directly reshape the landscape of the monarchy.
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