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The royal family''s darkest secret and the establishment
Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales
would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously
wealthy Egyptian "prince." Prince Edward was the future King of
England, a destiny he would famously forsake over his love for
Wallis Simpson. But two decades prior he was involved in another
love affair that threatened to jeopardize the royal family. The
story took place in maisons de rendezvous, luxurious chateaux in
the French countryside providing hospitality for the British upper
classes, the richest food, the finest wines and the most beautiful
women, the violent and dangerous Paris demi-monde - where
many of the women came from - and the Savoy hotel in London, where
a murder was committed. This major royal scandal, superbly covered
up by the Royal family, the government and the judiciary has
remained secret ever since.
This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set
against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War. Edward was
enthralled by the ''crazy physical attraction'' of Marguerite
Alibert, queen of the Paris demi-monde. When he broke off
their hidden relationship, Edward thought that he was free of
Marguerite. He was wrong.
After the war, as a violent thunderstorm raged outside the
luxurious Savoy Hotel in London Marguerite fired three shots from a
semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, and Egyptian multimillionaire
and playboy, was shot dead at point blank range.
Marguerite stood trial for murder at the Old Bailey. As Prince
Charming and poster boy of the British Empire, Edward now risked
exposure as a degenerate wastrel, partying behind the lines while
thousands were blown away on the Western Front.
Andrew Rose, using his long experience as a barrister and judge,
has uncovered a royal scandal carefully airbrushed from history.
Edward never quite escaped from Marguerite who had taught the arts
of love to a once and future King.
The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder is the
product of several years'' research, accessing unpublished
documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in
England and France.