William and Harry was an overnight sensation when it was published a week before Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement announcement in November 2010. Now the author, a royal insider and the royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, has updated and added crucial material that completes the story of this fairytale romance. In addition to providing fascinating insight into the lives and loves of two young men who are very much in the public spotlight worldwide, this updated version now becomes the definitive book that brings their story - and that of Kate Middleton, the future Queen Catherine - up to date.
The author now fully reveals the secret marriage pact that William and Kate have had for several years, dispelling the notion that Kate Middleton has been "Waity Katie". It paints a portrait of Kate by looking back at her family and childhood, her close friends and former boyfriends, and her ever-present devotion to the love of her life, Prince William. It reveals the domestic life that the two have been living in Wales and provides a look at what the future holds for their new commitment. The epilogue focuses on the wedding preparations.
This book is the most authoritative and entertaining guide to the royal family's most widely anticipated public event since the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles.
©2011 Katie Nicholl (P)2011 Tantor
"If you want to know what really happens behind those closed palace doors, then this is the book for you." (Piers Morgan)
Based on the title and cover picture, I was expecting something that focused on the romance on William and Kate. In fact, the first half of the book was almost William and Harry prior to college. It felt like there was almost more of Chelsea and Harry than there was William and Kate.
The story was repetitive. They used the same quotes multiple times and there was a lot of guessing on what people were feeling or doing with little to back it up.
The performance was pretty decent.
Overall, I probably would have spent the credit on something else, but it wasn't awful.
Probably won't get another on the royals.
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