The grimaldis of monaco tells in full the remarkable history of the world’s oldest reigning dynasty. The final note is necessarily tragic, detailing in full the deaths of both Princess Grace and Princess Caroline’s husband in sudden and shocking accidents. And preceding the drama of his marriage to Grace Kelly, there is an account of his intense love affair with a French film start and reasons behind his sister’s lifelong malice and envy of him.
The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace #ad - Here, a new image of rainier iii emerges as both man and monarch, beginning with his blighted childhood as the son of divorced parents and of a mother scorned as illegitimate. The french nobleman’s daughter who married Louis I later became the mistress of France Louis XIV. Her son, antoine i was wed to an aristocratic wife who outdid her mother-in-law by having so many lovers her husband took to hanging them in effigy.
The seafaring adventurer prince Albert I was unfortunate enough to have two wives, one American, one British, who ran off with their lovers. His second wife, the american alice heine, a fabulously rich heiress from New Orleans and the widowed Duchesse de Richelieu, was the model for Proust’s Princess of Luxembourg.
A Life Worth LivingDynasty Press #ad - She enjoyed privileges, but her teenage years were blighted, leaving her unable to receive essential medical treatment until she was 21. She tells of her formative years in jamaica and new york, her many love affairs, her connection with members of the Royal Family, her activities as a socialite and international charity organizer, and her current life as the fulfilled mother of two adopted Russian children.
A Life Worth Living #ad - The victim of a rare cosmetic condition, Lady Colin Campbell was wrongly registered and brought up as a boy in an aristocratic family in Jamaica. She became a model and a designer, and in the 1970s embarked on a short and violent marriage to Lord Colin Campbell. In this autobiography she writes of a life-long struggle to be accepted as the woman she is.
Diana vs. Charles: Royal Blood FeudGraymalkin Media, LLC #ad - Charles offers the most staggering, far-reaching disclosures about the greatest personal crisis ever to shake the Royal Family. After all the headlines, the damaging claims and counterclaims by intimate friends of each, and their doomed union is now revealed - by the one person uniquely qualified to tell the lurid and fascinating tale of royal romance, rivalry, Charles, the whispers, the rumors, the full inside story of Diana, and scandal.
James whitaker is famous in england as the authority on the Royal Family - the only journalist to have had access to all the members of the House of Windsor for more than two decades of exclusive reportage. Not only was the lily-white veil stripped away from their private lives, but the British monarchy itself was suddenly under scathing scrutiny.
Diana vs. Charles: Royal Blood Feud #ad - Until now. At the same time, he knew the teenage Lady Diana Spencer long before the royal wedding bells. With vivid personality profiles of an awe-inspiring gallery of characters, with unblushing and authentic depictions of how the Royals live and love, with utter honesty about both the monarchy and the girl now exiled from its charmed circle, Diana vs.
Their breakup sent shock waves around the world, as growing suspicions were officially confirmed: Their fairy-tale marriage was just that - a fairy tale. The explosive love story and full details behind Diana and Charles's relationship have never been revealed.
Step Aside for Royalty: Treasured Memories of the Royal Household#ad - Only eileen parker could write a book like Step Aside for Royalty with its intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the early years of their enduring partnership. Here’s the real story in Eileen's own words. Eileen was inside buckingham Palace for all the grand state occasions as well as the private moments of crisis and joy.
Eileen knew Prince Philip before his marriage. Prince philip even gave them his car. The events that tested mike and Eileen's marriage to breaking point have been seen in fiction in the Netflix television series, The Crown. Later, her husband mike parker became the Prince's first private secretary and the ‘Parkers of the Palace’ became part of the furniture at Court.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and LeeHarper #ad - Then jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. Both women had a keen eye for beauty—in fashion, painting, music, design, sculpture, dance, poetry—and both were talented artists. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees—but nothing to her. Both loved pre-revolutionary Russian culture, and the blinding sunlight, calm seas, and ancient olive groves of Greece.
One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. As they grew up, jealousy, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, and competition. Radziwill, because i have already done so during my lifetime, for whom I have great affection, " read Jackie’s final testament.
But jackie was her father’s favorite, and Lee, her mother’s. I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Both loved the siren call of the atlantic, sharing sweet, Jack Vernou Bouvier, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, at his East Hampton retreat. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee #ad - For the first time, vanity fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of these larger-than-life sisters. Drawing on the authors’ candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of WindsorRowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, heir to the throne, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor #ad - . The life of princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.
The Queen's MarriageDynasty Press #ad - In this new book royal historian Lady Colin Campbell covers The Queen’s Marriage in intimate detail. Using her connections and impeccable sources she recounts details of the inside story of the monarch’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh and her close family. The inside story of the queen’s Marriage from renowned royal author Lady Colin Campbell contains previouslyundisclosed revelations.
Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's PrincessOld Street Publishing #ad - This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, and Leopold, heir to the English throne, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Queen Victoria was the product. Charlotte & leopold is a moving and always entertaining royal biography with an alluring contemporary resonance. Chambers brilliantly demonstrates how the personal and the political collide in scheming post-Napoleonic Europe, offering a vivid and sympathetic portrait of a couple whose lives are in many ways not their own.
Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess #ad - Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir.
The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen MotherArcadia Books #ad - For the first time, lady colin campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. But there was another side to her story. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.
". Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the "New York Times "bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess DianaQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra. Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm.
The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother #ad - Portrayed as a selfless partner to the king in the Oscar-winning movie "The King's Speech, " The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived.
The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla, and the Legacy of DianaGraymalkin Media, LLC #ad - Even after the death of princess Diana, the steadfast love between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles continues to fascinate us. The palace won't speak of it, but Christopher Wilson tells all. Theirs was a relationship that rocked the British monarchy. In the windsor knot, one of fleet Street's most experienced journalists gives you an inside look at one of the most infamous love triangles in history.
The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla, and the Legacy of Diana #ad - Tracing more than three decades of love, and deception, passion, The Windsor Knot ties up all the loose ends of a liaison hidden in plain sight. Now, more importantly, locked in a perpetual struggle to gain acceptance from the British public -- and, from the Royal Family -- Charles and Camilla persevere.
Branded as "the other woman" camilla still shoulders the blame for the failure of Charles and Diana's "fairytale" marriage -- despite the fact that an apparent truce was made between mistress and princess in the last year of Diana's life.
The Grit in the Pearl: The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of ArgyllThe History Press #ad - The duke won a divorce, but this had a dramatic effect on Margaret's life. It uses hitherto unpublished sources, an unexpurgated transcript of her divorce trial, including taped conversations, interviews and letters. Lyndsy spence tells a tragic story of the life and downfall of this fascinatingly complex woman, and shows how she fell victim to a cruel husband, harsh social mores and an unforgiving class.
Margaret, duchess of argyll 1912-1993 was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. On the verge of financial destitution, she fell from grace and was abandoned by most of her friends prior to her death in a nursing home in Pimlico in 1993. He produced, as his evidence, a set of sexually explicit Polaroid photographs and explosive love letters.
The Grit in the Pearl: The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll #ad - The grit in the pearl is a meticulously researched and powerful biography, the media, privacy, power, which acts as a potent lens on various themes in the last century: fame, sex, and relationships between classes. But in 1963, the year of the profumo affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country when he alleged that his adulterous wife had slept with over eighty men behind his back.