There's a Book for That: The Royal Family
Were you one of the 17.1 million viewers of “CBS Presents: Oprah with Meghan and Harry” on Sunday night? The interview sparked a surge of interest in everything to do with the Royal Family (and already has its own Wikipedia page). In response to this demand, we present some of our most popular books on the subject:
THE DIANA CHRONICLES by Tina Brown
Ten years after her mysterious death in Paris, Princess Diana continues to haunt our imaginations. As the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown possesses a keen understanding of celebrity and personal friendships among the royal family. Was Diana “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her moving humanitarian missions? Or was she a spiteful, manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy?
MODERN MONARCHY by Chris Jackson, Michael Pritchard
Photographer Chris Jackson has been by the Royal family’s side on domestic visits and overseas tours for the past fifteen years, resulting in an unparalleled photographic archive of the evolving British Royal family. In his own words in captions and texts, he reveals the magic as well as the logistics of what it’s like to photograph the Royal family. The result is this unique collection of photographs of the modern British Royal Family the archive of this multi-award winning Royal Photographer and current Royal Photographer of the Year.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND THE ROYAL FAMILY (DK)
A complete visual history of Britain’s most enduring icon, Queen Elizabeth II, and the royal family. Graphics illuminate details of the queen’s personal and private life, vivid photographs highlight important events, special features showcase the royal residences, and timelines untangle the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne.
PRINCE CHARLES: THE PASSIONS AND PARADOXES OF AN IMPROBABLE LIFE by Sally Bedell Smith
This is an unprecedented in-depth look at Prince Charles: the real man, with all of his contradictions, complexities, and ambitions. Beginning with his lonely childhood, and moving through his many love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, the tragedy of his marriage to Diana, and his eventual reunion with his true love Camilla—this is a riveting, insightful portrait of a man who possesses a fiercely independent spirit, and yet who has spent his life in waiting for the ultimate role.
DIANA: FINALLY, THE COMPLETE STORY by Sarah Bradford
An icon remembered in death as vividly as she appeared in life, Diana, Princess of Wales, is one of the most enduring personalities of the twentieth century-and one of the most enigmatic. With exclusive access to all those closest to Diana, Sarah Bradford casts aside the gossip and lies and takes us to the very heart of the royal family to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years. With the authority missing from previous accounts, as well as remarkable new sources, Diana delivers a complex and explosive look at a woman who continues to fascinate.
BEHIND THE PALACE DOORS: FIVE CENTURIES OF SEX, ADVENTURE, VICE, TREACHERY, AND FOLLY FROM ROYAL BRITAIN by Michael Farquhar
Spanning 500 years of British history, a revealing look at the secret lives of some great (and not-so-great) Britons, courtesy of one of the world’s most engaging royal historians. Behind the Palace Doors ventures to tell the unvarnished history of Britain’s monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination.
OPRAH: A BIOGRAPHY by Kitty Kelley
For the past twenty-five years, no one has been better at revealing secrets than Oprah Winfrey. Turning her reportorial sights on Oprah, Kelley has now given us an unvarnished look at the stories Oprah’s told and the life she’s led. Kelley has talked to Oprah’s closest family members and business associates. She has obtained court records, birth certificates, financial and tax records, and even copies of Oprah’s legendary (and punishing) confidentiality agreements. She has probed every aspect of Oprah Winfrey’s life, and it is as if she’s written the most extraordinary segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show ever filmed—one in which Oprah herself is finally and fully revealed.
LOVE IS THE WAY: HOLDING ON TO HOPE IN TROUBLING TIMES by Bishop Michael Curry, Sara Grace
Much of the world met Bishop Curry when he delivered his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Here, he expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love Is the Way shows us how America came this far and, more important, how to go a whole lot further.
TOGETHER: OUR COMMUNITY COOKBOOK by The Hubb Community Kitchen; Foreword HRH The Duchess of Sussex
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