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Publisher's Summary

On the eve of his wedding comes the most intimate and informative portrait yet of Prince Harry, from royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of the best-selling William and Harry and Kate.

From his earliest public appearances as a mischievous redheaded toddler, Prince Harry has captured the hearts of royal enthusiasts around the world. In Harry, Britain's leading expert on the young royals offers an in-depth look at the wayward prince turned national treasure. Nicholl sheds new light on growing up royal, Harry's relationship with his mother, his troubled youth and early adulthood, and how his military service in Afghanistan inspired him to create his legacy, the Invictus Games. 

Harry: Life, Loss, and Love features interviews with friends, those who have worked with the prince, and former palace aides. Nicholl explores Harry's relationship with his family, in particular the Queen, his father, his stepmother, and his brother and reveals his secret "second family" in Botswana. She uncovers new information about his former girlfriends and chronicles his romance and engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. Harry is a compelling portrait of one of the most popular members of the royal family and reveals the inside story of the most intriguing royal romance in a decade.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Katie Nicholl (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"If you want to know what really happens behind those closed palace doors, then this is the book for you."(Piers Morgan)

"Using her unrivalled sources [Katie Nicholl] has written the most revealing book ever about Princes William and Harry... the most vivid and engaging study yet of our future King." (Mail on Sunday)

"Nicholl delves into the secret lives of William and Harry... [and] uncovers what makes the two young Windsors tick." (USA Today)

"An entertaining, richly-photographed book... Nicholl retraces the well-known story of the boys' triumphs and travails... Chattily and fondly, Nicholl chronicles the boys' lives, and gives Kate ample and generous treatment." (The New York Times)

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Disappointing

I was pretty disappointed with this book, especially since I had enjoyed this author's previous biography of Kate. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that this book has very little of Meghan in it, since it is, after all, called "Harry." if you're interested in just Harry's life story, this might be fine for you. But I wanted as many accounts of the royal romance ahead of the royal wedding as I could find, and this doesn't do it. This is 90% Harry, 10% Meghan.

That could be forgiven if Nicholl's tone were less biased. She speaks adoringly of Harry and is only blandly accepting of Meghan. Compared with her fawning, rose-tinted biography of Kate, I'm pretty sure there's some favoritism going on here. In particular, Nicholl seems critical of Harry's famous press release deploring the "racist and sexist abuse" to which Meghan had been subjected. Nicholl essentially says, "It's nice that you wanted to protect your girlfriend or whatever, but you shouldn't have because royals traditionally don't." well, no, Ms. Nicholl, but Meghan is the first person of color to marry into the British Royal Family, so anyone can see why Harry would be particularly angry about the abuse she received. Nicholl's inability to recognize this is like an allergy to social realism and spoiled the small part of the book that features Meghan for me.

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