The Man Who Will Be King
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The first definitive, in-depth portrait of the man who will be king of England—and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William really like? As Diana’s eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents’ divorce, William lived painfully through it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shocking snatched from his life forever. The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the press—the people he blamed for his mother’s death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from? In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the trust built up over that time, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.
“Acclaimed Royal writer Penny Junor’s unputdownable new biography of Prince William is packed with intriguing new details, including Diana’s self-harming and the reason that William took so long to get engaged to Kate.” —The Daily Beast
Penny Junor is the author of Charles: Victim or Villain? and the New York Times bestselling Diana: Princess of Wales. She is also the co-author of the number-one New York Times bestselling Wonderful Tonight (with Patti Boyd). Junor lives in London.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
It's mind boggling that the author completely trashes the late Diana, and is totally empathetic towards Charles. One has to question the reliability of the author's sources. As you read along, the book palpates obvious disdain against Diana, and quite honestly it's unprofessional and repulsive. While Diana might have had problems, we all know it does takes 'two people' (or in Charles' case the addition of Camilla) to be complicit in the disintegration of a marriage. A factor that the author conveniently white washes!