In a novel where ancient traditions conflict with reality
and the pressures of modern life, a young European princess proves that
simplicity, courage, and dignity win the day and forever alter her world.
In blue jeans and a pullover, Princess Christianna is a
young woman of her times: born in Europe, educated in America, worried about
the future of the world she lives in, responsible beyond her years. Christianna
is the only daughter of the reigning prince of a European nation that takes its
royalty seriously—and her father has ironclad plans for Christianna’s life, a
burden that is almost unbearable.
Now, after four years at Berkeley, life in her father’s
palace cannot distract Christianna from what she sees outside the kingdom—the
suffering of children, the ravages of terrorism and disease. Determined to make
a difference in the world, she persuades his royal highness, her father, to let
her volunteer for the Red Cross in East Africa. And for Christianna, a journey
of discovery, change, and awakening begins.
Under a searing East African sun, Christianna plunges
into the dusty, bustling life of an international relief camp, finding a passion
and a calling among the brave doctors and volunteers. Finally free from the
scrutiny of her royal life, Christianna struggles to keep her identity a secret
from her new friends and coworkers—even from Parker Williams, the young doctor
from Doctors Without Borders who works alongside Christianna and shares her
dedication to healing. But as violence approaches and invades the camp, and the
pressures of her royal life beckon her home, Christianna’s struggle for freedom
takes an extraordinary turn. By a simple twist of fate, in one shocking moment,
Christianna’s life is changed forever—in ways she never could have foreseen.
From the splendor of a prince’s palace to the chaos of
war-torn nations, Danielle Steel takes us into fascinating new worlds. Filled
with unforgettable images and a remarkable cast of characters, H.R.H. is a novel of the conflict
between old and new worlds, responsibility versus freedom, and duty versus
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