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His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his 30th birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last 60 years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty, and wanting nothing to do with the press - the people he blamed for his mother's death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from?
In the last 30 years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the advantage of her relationships within William's circle, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.
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By Amazon Customer on 01-25-13
Excellent Story Expertly Told
What made the experience of listening to Prince William the most enjoyable?
The fact that it was unbiased and told the true story instead of reporting what so many other biographers have written to please the public. It revealed that royals are human beings even if they are born bluebloods. Prince William has been fortunate enough to inherit the best qualities of both parents. He has his father's sense of duty coupled with his death mother's enormous charisma. And he looks like a film star, an advantage his beleagered father never had.
This is an insider's glimpse into the lives of two future kings of England. Penny Junor, who went to boarding school with Princess Anne, knows Prince Charles and Prince William personally. Muckrakers like Kitty Kelley and Christopher Anderson have never met members of the Royal Family and do not know them, therefore they feel entitled to print unsubstantiated gossip that maligns innocent people they feel free to judge very harshly without getting their facts straight.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Both Prince William and Prince Charles, who was especially courageous after his former wife's death in 1997 when he was the target of so much intolerance and hatred.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
It makes the storytelling much more vivid.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The true story of the King of Hearts.
Any additional comments?
Diana may have been the humanitarian Queen of Hearts but her true legacy has been as a young, modern mother who changed the Royal Family and the direction of the Monarchy forever.
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By Michaele Frederick on 08-07-18
Love The Royals bu Performance Lacking
I love the story, but another author does a much better job writing. The female who read this book is perfectly fine. The male voice is so irritating I had to stop listening: I always wanted to clear his throat for him. Please pick another male to record your books in the future.