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William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

by Christopher Andersen

Gallery Books | June 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

William and Kate: A Royal Love Story is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
I put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang on to that love and look after it. . . . You must protect it. —Diana, Princess of Wales

The book that surprised the industry, now updated with a new chapter on the wedding and 15 wedding photographs.

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, 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:

· William’s lifelong role as confidant and adviser to his fragile mother, and how it has shaped his relationship with Kate

· The lengths the couple went to to keep their affair secret, from their first days together as university students (when he cheered her on as she modeled racy lingerie at a fashion show)

· William’s romantic conquests before—and during—his decade-long romance with Kate

· The person who was really behind their headlinemaking breakup—and how Kate won back her prince

· The shocking sex-and-drugs scandals involving Kate’s wild relatives, and how the would-be queen survived them

· The long-troubling influence of William’s substance-abusing aristocrat friends and the depression Kate rescued him from

· Stunning new information on the threats to both their lives, the nightmare scenario that haunts William’s dreams to this day, and their narrow escape from repeating Diana’s fate

· Surprising details on the Queen’s historic plans for William and Kate, which will forever change the face of the monarchy

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. 

***

Theirs is the story of two young people who found each other in college, came perilously close to losing what they had forever, and pulled back from the brink at the last possible moment. Theirs is the story of private moments stolen for public consumption, of harrowing car chases, of scorching personal dramas played out behind the scenes, of calm heads prevailing in times of panic, and of a singular devotion made stronger by time.

The saga of William and Kate is one thing above all else: a love story.

—From William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.2 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451621469

ISBN - 13: 9781451621464

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Synopsis Given the relative dramalessness of the William & Kate, this book was quite entertaining... a good synopsis for anyone looking to get background info on the couple and their families...
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New info... I must confess that I was rather sceptical about reading this book since the author is an American. I thought it will be Hello magazine trash. I WAS WRONG!!! This book is fantastic with illuminating details. Buy it now, if you want to know what actually went on "behind the palace doors."
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from got me up to speed before the wedding Andersen's bio on William and Kate got me up to speed on the wedding. It was excellent back-ground reading. I found that it spent quite a bit of time on Diana which of course was interesting but also tangential to William and Kate. Andersen's sources seemed to be William and Kate's night-club crowd. We get the names of a lot of cocktails. On the other hand, we don't really get that much on the non-nightclub life of the two. Overall, William and Kate: A Royal Love Story was an entertaining read.
Date published: 2011-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Royal Love Story! A real royal love story. William and Kate’s on again off again romance has lasted ten long years and finally ended with an engagement! The world will watch with rapture just as they did when Will’s father Charles, married Lady Diana Spencer. 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.
Date published: 2011-01-20

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William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

by Christopher Andersen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.2 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451621469

ISBN - 13: 9781451621464

About the Book

Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amide the scandals, power struggles, tragedies, and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain's Royal Family.

From the Publisher

I put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang on to that love and look after it. . . . You must protect it. —Diana, Princess of Wales

The book that surprised the industry, now updated with a new chapter on the wedding and 15 wedding photographs.

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, 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:

· William’s lifelong role as confidant and adviser to his fragile mother, and how it has shaped his relationship with Kate

· The lengths the couple went to to keep their affair secret, from their first days together as university students (when he cheered her on as she modeled racy lingerie at a fashion show)

· William’s romantic conquests before—and during—his decade-long romance with Kate

· The person who was really behind their headlinemaking breakup—and how Kate won back her prince

· The shocking sex-and-drugs scandals involving Kate’s wild relatives, and how the would-be queen survived them

· The long-troubling influence of William’s substance-abusing aristocrat friends and the depression Kate rescued him from

· Stunning new information on the threats to both their lives, the nightmare scenario that haunts William’s dreams to this day, and their narrow escape from repeating Diana’s fate

· Surprising details on the Queen’s historic plans for William and Kate, which will forever change the face of the monarchy

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. 

***

Theirs is the story of two young people who found each other in college, came perilously close to losing what they had forever, and pulled back from the brink at the last possible moment. Theirs is the story of private moments stolen for public consumption, of harrowing car chases, of scorching personal dramas played out behind the scenes, of calm heads prevailing in times of panic, and of a singular devotion made stronger by time.

The saga of William and Kate is one thing above all else: a love story.

—From William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

About the Author

Christopher Andersen was born on May 26, 1949. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the staff of Time Magazine as a contributing editor in 1969. He was the senior editor of People Magazine from 1974 to 1986. He has also written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has written over 25 books. His early nonfiction books range from psychology in The Name Game to true crime in The Serpent's Tooth to art collecting in The Best of Everything. He is best known for his biographies including Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve, The Day John Died, and Madonna Unauthorized. He received the Joan's Legacy Award for excellence in journalism regarding lung cancer in 2008.
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