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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Penny Junor Narrator: Clare Corbett, Gareth Armstrong, Paula Wilcox, Penny Junor, Thomas Hunt Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William truly 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 though 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, shockingly 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 advantage of her relationships within William’s circle, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

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  • “Having reported on and worked closely with the Royal Family for thirty years, Junor is privy to plenty of drama, but this bio comprises more than just dirt and hearsay; Junor sheds light on the day-to-day ordeals that try a family and a man, royal or no.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Liza | 4/14/2013

    " I didn't finish this book, boring and uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donita | 11/18/2012

    " It was an interesting read. The author was prejudiced towards the royal family, but I guess she would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat Lampe | 11/17/2012

    " I like to read about royalty so I enjoyed this book. A thorough examination of William 's life. "

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About the Author

Penny Junor is the author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King, The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor, Charles: Victim or Villain, and the New York Times bestseller Diana: Princess of Wales. She is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonderful Tonight (with Patti Boyd). She lives in London.