• Royals at War

  • The Untold Story of Harry and Meghan's Shocking Split with the House of Windsor
  • By: Dylan Howard, Andy Tillett
  • Narrated by: David Linski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Royals at War

By: Dylan Howard,Andy Tillett
Narrated by: David Linski
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Publisher's Summary

Reveals shocking revelations about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the British royal family - and the divisive rifts between them.

This explosive exposé, Royals at War, takes listeners inside a riven Buckingham Palace to provide the definitive account of the unfolding abdication crisis of 2020 - dubbed Megxit - during which the duke and duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, became royal outcasts.

Through revealing interviews with royal family insiders, friends, aides, historians, royal watchers, and others with intimate knowledge of the House of Windsor, this tell-all book looks back at the events, motives, and crises that led to Harry (sixth in line to the throne) dramatically abandoning his birthright - in a move not seen for nearly a century, when King Edward VIII also gave up the crown for the woman he loved as Europe teetered on the brink of fascism and war. Like Edward and Wallis Simpson, the catalyst for the scandal here is also an ambitious, controversial American woman.

Dylan Howard, best-selling author of Diana: Case Solved and Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, charts how Meghan’s relationship with Harry was viewed as controversial from the start - and how her brief honeymoon with the British public began to sour shortly after she and Harry announced in November 2018 that they would be leaving Kensington Palace to move to Frogmore Cottage, an hour outside London. As senior royals expressed disapproval, the public at first seemed to enjoy the royal spat, with many still supporting Team Meghan - until it emerged that the bill to renovate Frogmore Cottage to Meghan’s lavish expectations would be three million dollars...and be picked up by British taxpayers.

Finally, in a move nobody saw coming, Harry announced he was turning his back on the role he had been groomed for since birth - giving up his HRH title, repaying the renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, abandoning his royal duties, and leaving Britain for good. Buckingham Palace reeled.

Howard’s unique access and insight into this constitutional crisis will not only address the tensions and tantrums behind closed palace doors, but seek to answer the questions many are still asking:

  • Has Prince Harry ever really recovered from the death of his mother, Diana - and the resentment he feels against the institution that tried to destroy her?
  • Why did Meghan, once hailed as a breath of fresh air, rile up the monarchy?
  • Why did she refuse to conform to royal conventions in the way that Catherine did before her?
  • Did the public and media criticism of Meghan go too far? And just how valid are the accusations of racism?
  • How did these modern royals treat the tabloids differently to tradition? And did it backfire?
  • What next for Harry and Meghan? And how will they - and the institution they’ve turned their back on - react to their new lives outside the confines of the Palace and free from the strict codes and conventions that bind all members of the royal family?

Caught in a trap by virtue of a life entombed in a gilded cage, Royals at War answers these questions and more...and reveals how Harry’s infatuation with Meghan and desire to modernize the monarchy could yet end in disaster for the House of Windsor. Played out against the cataclysm of the British tabloid’s laser focus on the duchess’ every movement - for good or ill - this is the true story of Harry and Meghan’s split from the establishment...and perhaps just the beginning of a whole new monarchy, redefined for the modern age.

©2020 Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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I hated this book!!!

It was not worth the money and it was not at all what the title states at least not to me! And this is my first review ever that’s how bad this book upset me.

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Quiet a bit of Incorrect “facts”

To Dylan Howard & Andy Tillett

-Please have someone fact check your statements before you publish a book. Most of your other books are on point!

-Please hire a new narrator. I’ve listed to a lot of your books and this David Linski gets annoying book and book. Perhaps someone British

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Get your facts straight

When you can’t keep straight who is a Cambridge and who is a Sussex I doubt every other word in your book

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Surprisingly Balanced

I resisted reading this because of the title and incendiary opening, which is the quoted part in the sample. I finally decided I needed to see more of the Harry/Meghan negatives and listened for that reason. On the contrary, this book strives to give a balanced and fair portrayal of the Duke and Duchess as well as other family members. Very good!

The Aussie accent of the narrator can be grating if you’re not an Aussie and the attempt of the narrator to imitate female and American voices sounds mocking. It’s probably unintentional but was distracting.

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  • 10-02-22

To many books saying nothing new

Harry is too much like his mother thinks of just himself, they wanted out 2 very spiteful individuals what will he do once she divorces him he’s sure don’t look a happy man so what was it all about? You wanted to leave you left and now you feel like you have to bring the monarchy down shameful the new Edward and Mrs Simpson the book says nothing we never new waste of time

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  • Melba Dube
  • 08-06-22

Quite interesting

I liked how it was narrated and there were many interesting facts which were revealed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-21

Terrible

Rehashed information. Narrator was very hard to listen to.definitely would not recommend. Don’t waste your money

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  • Susan Roberts
  • 01-03-23

narrators voice changes are irritating

story compelling but disjointed with weird pronunciation and narrators voice all over the show. disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-22

Could have been a good listen

Narration wasn't the best seemed to be a good story but couldn't listen anymore..maybe they will get someone else to narrate...

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  • Louise
  • 12-23-21

Couldn’t finish this.

It sounds like it was narrated by a regional NSW radio breakfast DJ. The accents and the strange attempts at female voices were just too distracting to pay attention to the actual story.

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  • AnnieNZ
  • 09-22-21

Fact checking?

Fact checking seems to be missing! Could have been a good read but too many distracting errors