WILLIAM AND KATE A ROYAL LOVE STORY BY CHRISTOPHER ANDERSENAbout the book:
Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most celebrated unions of the twenty-first century: he, the charismatic prince who would someday be crowned king of England; she, the stunningly beautiful commoner who won his heart.
Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amid the scandals, power struggles, tragedies, and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain's Royal Family. In the process, they became the most written about, gossiped about, admired, and envied young couple of their generation.
Yet for most of their nearly decade-long affair, William and Kate have remained famously quiet and kept their royal relationship a tantalizing mystery. Now, as their long-anticipated wedding finally approaches, journalist and #1 New York Times
bestselling author Christopher Andersen reveals the intimate details of their celebrated courtship and offers a mesmerizing glimpse of the man and wife -- and future king and queen -- they will become.
For many, William and Kate's union represents an opportunity to recapture the magic -- the compelling and complicated legacy -- of his beloved mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Part glittering fairy tale, part searing family drama, part political potboiler, part heart-stopping cliff-hanger, theirs is, above all else, an affair to remember.My thoughts:
This really is a "tell-all" book. Most of the things told about the royal family are not flattering. They are not the people I would want to hang out with. There is a lot of partying, drugs, alcohol, sleeping around, and no remorse at all when they spend thousands upon thousands of the tax-payer's money for their own enjoyment. They seem to expect that because they are royal (or hang around with royals) that they are owed this. Aarggh! Don't get me started.
As for the book itself, it is extremely well written and moves right along. I can't stand a book that drags. The pictures were beautiful. It kept me interested and wanting to read the next chapter.My rating:
Book -- thumbs up
Royal family -- thumbs down