Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm. Portrayed as a selfless partner to the king in the Oscar-winning movie "The King's Speech, " The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats.
The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother #ad - When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived. For the first time, lady colin campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923.
But there was another side to her story.
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The Queen's MarriageDynasty Press #ad - The inside story of the queen’s Marriage from renowned royal author Lady Colin Campbell contains previouslyundisclosed revelations. In this new book royal historian Lady Colin Campbell covers The Queen’s Marriage in intimate detail. Using her connections and impeccable sources she recounts details of the inside story of the monarch’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh and her close family.
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The Real DianaArcadia Books #ad - Born in jamaica, she spent much of her early adult life in America where she became a model and studied apparel design. She is connected to british royalty through common ancestors such as the Emperor Charlemagne and William the Conqueror as well as, to the uncle of the Duke of Argyll, through her marriage, who is a cousin of the Queen.
The real diana is based on 35 interviews with Princess Diana conducted by Lady Colin Campbell – and for the first time Lady Colin Campbell names her Royal sources. Newly updated in 2013 with an afterword that reveals Lady Colin's insights into the inquest into Diana's death, the years that have followed, and the birth of Prince George.
The Real Diana #ad - Price £: 7. 99ebookpublished: 25 sep 2013isbn: 9781909807495available from: about the authorlady colin campbelllady colIN CAMPBELLLady Colin Campbell is a highly successful and prolific author and has been a prominent and often controversial figure in royal and social circles for many years. Royal insider lady colin campbell was the first to predict the Waleses' separation and divorce, in her international bestseller, Diana in Private.
She perhaps is best known for her international bestselling book Diana in Private, 1992, and her subsequent extended and revelatory biography of the Princess of Wales, The Real Diana published in 2004. In 1997 she published her autobiography, A Life Worth Living, which was serialised in The Daily Mail.
People magazine said of it: 'some palace watchers note that she has an impressive roster of well-placed contacts and credit her with writing the most believable Diana biography'; while Lynn Barber, in the Daily Telegraph, called it 'Jaw-droppingly sensational'.
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Shadows of a Princess: Diana, Princess of Wales 1987-1996 - An Intimate Account by Her Private Secretary #ad
A Life Worth LivingDynasty Press #ad - She became a model and a designer, and in the 1970s embarked on a short and violent marriage to Lord Colin Campbell. She tells of her formative years in jamaica and new york, her activities as a socialite and international charity organizer, her connection with members of the Royal Family, her many love affairs, and her current life as the fulfilled mother of two adopted Russian children.
In this autobiography she writes of a life-long struggle to be accepted as the woman she is. She enjoyed privileges, but her teenage years were blighted, leaving her unable to receive essential medical treatment until she was 21. The victim of a rare cosmetic condition, Lady Colin Campbell was wrongly registered and brought up as a boy in an aristocratic family in Jamaica.
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Step Aside for Royalty: Treasured Memories of the Royal Household#ad - Here’s the real story in Eileen's own words. Eileen was inside buckingham Palace for all the grand state occasions as well as the private moments of crisis and joy. Eileen knew Prince Philip before his marriage. Later, her husband mike parker became the Prince's first private secretary and the ‘Parkers of the Palace’ became part of the furniture at Court.
Only eileen parker could write a book like Step Aside for Royalty with its intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the early years of their enduring partnership. Prince philip even gave them his car. The events that tested mike and Eileen's marriage to breaking point have been seen in fiction in the Netflix television series, The Crown.
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The Quest for Queen MaryHodder & Stoughton #ad - Very funny and astute, it provides a loathly feast for royal-watchers' Hilary Mantel, New Statesman Books of the Year 2018'Almost every page is a gem'A. Wilson, spectator christmas Books'I wonder if this will be the year's surprise Christmas bestseller? . Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age.
Giving much greater insight into queen mary than the official version, among others, and including sharply observed encounters with, and a young Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years.
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My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal MarriageSimon & Schuster UK #ad - As the years have gone by, fierce debates over how to bring up their children, there have been rumours of marital troubles, and they have had to deal with family traumas - from scandalous divorces to shocking deaths - in the full glare of the public eye. With interest in the royal couple at a new peak thanks to the hit TV series The Crown, Ingrid Seward reveals the real story of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
When a young princess elizabeth met and fell in love with the dashing Naval Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, it wasn't without its problems. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of colour to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. In my husband and i, we discover the challenges faced by Prince Philip as he has had to learn to play second fiddle to the Queen in all their public engagements, but we also get a revealing insight into how their relationship operates behind closed doors.
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Throughout her record-breaking reign, she relied on the formidable partnership she had made with her consort. When they married in westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3000 guests, including six kings and seven queens.
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Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of WindsorRowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Despite this setback, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, she became queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.
The life of princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage.
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Diana vs. Charles: Royal Blood FeudGraymalkin Media, LLC #ad - Not only was the lily-white veil stripped away from their private lives, but the British monarchy itself was suddenly under scathing scrutiny. After all the headlines, the whispers, rivalry, charles, the full inside story of Diana, and their doomed union is now revealed - by the one person uniquely qualified to tell the lurid and fascinating tale of royal romance, the damaging claims and counterclaims by intimate friends of each, the rumors, and scandal.
James whitaker is famous in england as the authority on the Royal Family - the only journalist to have had access to all the members of the House of Windsor for more than two decades of exclusive reportage. Their breakup sent shock waves around the world, as growing suspicions were officially confirmed: Their fairy-tale marriage was just that - a fairy tale.
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With vivid personality profiles of an awe-inspiring gallery of characters, with utter honesty about both the monarchy and the girl now exiled from its charmed circle, with unblushing and authentic depictions of how the Royals live and love, Diana vs.
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The Meghan Factor: A Royal Expert’s Insight on America's New Princess—and How She Could Change the Windsor Dynasty Forever #ad
The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of GraceLyons Press #ad - The french nobleman’s daughter who married Louis I later became the mistress of France Louis XIV. And preceding the drama of his marriage to Grace Kelly, there is an account of his intense love affair with a French film start and reasons behind his sister’s lifelong malice and envy of him. Her son, antoine i was wed to an aristocratic wife who outdid her mother-in-law by having so many lovers her husband took to hanging them in effigy.
The seafaring adventurer prince Albert I was unfortunate enough to have two wives, one American, one British, who ran off with their lovers. Heine used her own wealth to bring grandeur, an internationally celebrated resort was born, and sophistication to the palatial center of Monte Carlo; and with the introduction of gambling, culture, initially for the privileged few and later for raffish café society, The last section of the book is devoted to the most recent generations of the Grimaldis.
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Against all odds, they have proved themselves masterful survivors, still in possession of their lands and titles despite the upheavals of the French Revolution and the First and Second World Wars, when royal heads rolled and most small countries met their demise. With insufficient weaponry and military forces far too small to go into combat against their more powerful neighbors, the Grimaldis endured by their cunning and their shrewd choice of brides—rich women and high connections in the most influential courts of Europe, France and Italy, and often, strong sexual appetites.
The final note is necessarily tragic, detailing in full the deaths of both Princess Grace and Princess Caroline’s husband in sudden and shocking accidents.
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Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess MargaretLyons Press #ad - Edwards’s book is an honest look at how the royal sisters feel toward each other, their parents, their close relations and the men whom they have loved. I’m three, you’re seven. The royal sisters had no choice in their historic positions, but behind the palace gates and within the all-too-human confines of their personalities, they displayed tremendous individuality and suffered the usual symptoms of sibling rivalry.
In royal sisters, has written the first dual biography of elizabeth, anne edwards, and her younger sister, Margaret, the princess who was to become Queen, author of the best-selling Vivien Leigh: A Biography and Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, who was to be her subject. It is also one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating stories of sisterly loyalty.
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From birth to maturity, they were the stuff of which dreams are made. I’m three and you’re four, then a child, ” the future Queen, imperiously informed her sister. Royal sisters provides an unprecedented and intimate portrait of these most famous siblings during their formative and dramatic youthful years.
It is also the story of the making of a queen, of the real effect their uncle’s abdication had on the sisters’ lives, of the high drama of her situation in the Townsend affair, and of the internecine feuds that have brewed within the Royal Family since that time.
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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis #ad
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill #ad