The Palace Papers

The Palace Papers

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The explosive inside story of the Royal Family over the last twenty years from Diana to now, from the bestselling author of The Diana Chronicles

'Impeccable sources, historical heft and canny insights served up with a zingy wit. There are many royal biographers, but few as good as this. She turns gossip into the first draft of history.' TELEGRAPH

'Never again', became Queen Elizabeth II's mantra shortly after Diana's death. More specifically, there could never be 'another Diana' - a member of the family whose global popularity upstaged, outshone, and posed an existential threat to the British monarchy. The Palace Papers reveals how the royal family reinvented itself after the traumatic years when Diana's blazing celebrity ripped through the House of Windsor like a comet. Tina Brown shows the Queen's stoic resolve as she coped with the passing of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and her partner for seven decades, Prince Philip, and triumphed in her Jubilee years even as the family dramas raged around her. She explores Prince Charles's determination to make Camilla his queen, the tension between William and Harry, the ascendance of Kate Middleton, the disgraced Prince Andrew, and Harry and Meghan's stunning decision to 'step back' as senior royals. Despite the fragile monarchy's best efforts, 'never again' seems fast approaching.

'Clever, well-informed and disgustingly entertaining' THE TIMES

'Eye-poppingly revealing' TELEGRAPH

'Her prose has the swoosh of an enjoyably OTT ballgown' FINANCIAL TIMES

'The most explosive royal book of the year' THE SUN

'Scholarly and scandalous' INDEPENDENT

Biography - Literature and Literary studies


Tina Brown

592 pages

H: 197mm W: 127mm Spine: 35mm

Weight: 437 grams