10 Books to Read On The Royal Family

10 Books to Read On The Royal Family

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The Royal Family has captivated audiences for centuries with their opulent lifestyle, historical significance, power and drama. Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made headlines with their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family. Their infamous interview with Oprah, new Netflix Documentary and now Prince Harry’s recently released Memoir “Spare” have been sources of endless conversation around the family.  This has sparked renewed interest in the inner workings of the monarchy and its members. If you're looking to dive deeper into the world of the Royal Family, here are 12 books to add to your reading list.


Young Princess Wearing a Crown

1 - “The Crown" by Robert Lacey: This book is the basis for the popular Netflix series of the same name, and delves into the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


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2 - “The Duchess of Windsor" by Diana Mosley: This book offers a comprehensive history of the Windsor family, including her friendship with King Edward VIII


Princess Diana sitting cross legged with all black clothing and heels

3 - "Diana: Her True Story" by Andrew Morton: This controversial book is based on interviews with Princess Diana and provides an inside look at her life and struggles within the Royal Family.


Princess Catherine smiling holding her son

4 -"Kate: The Future Queen" by Katie Nicholl: This book offers an in-depth look at the life and rise to fame of Kate Middleton, now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. It covers her early life, her relationship with Prince William and her transition into becoming a member of the royal family.


Prince Harry and Princess Meghan outside in jackets smiling

5 - "Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love" by Katie Nicholl: This biography explores the life of Prince Harry, including his relationship with Meghan Markle and their decision to step back from royal duties.


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6 - "The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown" by Penny Junor: Delves into the life and relationships of Camilla Parker Bowles, including her marriage to King Charles.


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7 - "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography" by William Shawcross: This biography provides a comprehensive look at the life of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, including her role in the Royal Family and her relationship with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.


Two Royal Brother Harry and William in Suits

8 - "The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor" by Penny Junor: Provides an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Royal Family and the challenges they have faced.


A picture of the Royal Family in suits and nice clothing

9 - "The New Royals: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Family" by Katie Nicholl: This book provides a look into the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they step back from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family, and the impact this has on the monarchy.


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10 - "The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla and the Legacy of Diana" by Christopher Wilson: Explores the relationship between King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, and its impact on the Royal Family and the legacy of Princess Diana.

Each of these books offers a unique perspective on the Royal Family, whether it be through in-depth biography, historical examination or contemporary analysis. Whether you're a long-time fan or just getting interested in the monarchy, these books are sure to provide a fascinating read!


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