|By||Lady Colin Campbell|
Game changes, conflicts and ambitions. The fall from popular grace of the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne as a consequence of his marriage to a beautiful and dynamic Hollywood starlet of colour makes for fascinating listening in best-selling royal author Lady Colin Campbell’s balanced account.
Lady Colin knows her royal history and psychology, and as the first seven years of her adult life were spent in the USA, she has a foot in both the American and British camps. With unique breadth of insight she goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since the Abdication.
The book highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, as to why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. The author analyses the implications of the actions of a young and ambitious couple in love with each other and with the empowering lure of fame and fortune.
Lady Colin leads the listener through the maze of contradictions, revealing how Californian culture has influenced the couple’s conduct and exposes how they tried and failed to change the royal system by adapting it to their own needs and ambitions and, upon failing, how they decided to create a new system altogether.
Lady Colin Campbell is the New York Times bestselling author of Diana in Private and The Queen Mother. She divides her time between London and Castle Goring.
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story is steeped in a more traditional, royalist perspective, and catalogues what her sources consider the couple’s micro and macro aggression against the crown—including claims of the couple’s mistreatment of palace staff members, petulant demands, acts of self-defeat and self-interest, and scene-stealing ploys, such as announcing their split from the monarchy the night before Kate Middleton’s birthday. (Vanity Fair)