Prince William has emerged as the people's prince, surfacing from a lifetime of scrutiny and speculation as a discerning and charming young man, determined to serve the nation he loves. His wedding to long-term sweetheart Kate Middleton last year was watched by over two billion people around the world. Protective of his new bride, William has emphasised that he's keen to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. William has inherited an instinctive empathy for others, and in both his professional and personal life, he has demonstrated a rare ability to get on with people from all walks of life.
In Born to Be King acclaimed royal writer Penny Junor tells his fascinating story - from growing up in the spotlight; the tragic death of his mother; his career serving in the RAF; the love story with Kate and their fairy-tale wedding. This is the definitive portrait of a remarkable young man.
©2012 Penny Junor (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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"A plain and straight forward biography - excellent"
By plain I do not mean dull but unadorned.
There is no enhancement and Ms Junor tells it like it is/was without sensationalism.
Included in the book for obvious reasons are passages about Diana, Princess of Wales, and these episodes are told with no punches pulled, in a truthful and believable manner.
"Interesting book...terrible impersonations!"
Still listening to a somewhat rehashed telling of the entire Charles and Diana story with only brief references to prince William so far. BUT I am horrified at the inclusion of various quotes read by a cast of voice over 'artists' who seem to be trying to out do each other with simply awful impersonations. The accents of people such as John major and Tiggy Legg Burke as an example are beyond imagination. Penny Junor is fine reading her own work but why the editor or publisher thought that it was a good idea to use 'actors' for the quotes is beyond me. They really spoil what is a reasonably good audio book. Message to publisher: PLEASE DONT DO IT AGAIN!!
"pandering to the Royals"
This book could be historically interesting, except for the author's loyalty to the Winsors. The author explains and justifies all royal errors and mistakes which, makes the royal story unbelieveable. The book is a good
public relations piece for the Winsors, and a poor excuse for a book of recent history.
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