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Engrossing royal reads for when you've finished season four of The Crown

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If, like us, you will have binge-watched your way through season four of The Crown before you can say ‘Her Royal Highness’, let these compelling royal books indulge your desire for all-things royally related, from Tina Brown’s revised version of The Diana Chronicles to Sean Smith’s new Meghan Misunderstood.

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  • The Diana Chronicles

    The Diana Chronicles

    From former editor-in-chief of Tatler and author of The Vanity Fair Diaries Tina Brown comes this 20th anniversary commemorative edition of the bestselling book about ‘the people’s princess’, Diana. Chronicling the Princess’s tumultuous life, from her complex family and celebrity status to her relationship with the Queen, Brown looks to her own personal relationship with Lady Diana to share a compelling account of the Princess’ life and legacy. Anchor Books, £8.99, waterstones.com

  • Meghan Misunderstood

    Meghan Misunderstood

    Leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith brings us this trailblazing book about the Duchess of Sussex. Drawing on Markle’s intriguing life before royalty, from her charitable efforts to her successful acting career, Smith writes of her bitter treatment from the press and palace, and why she has become one of the most ‘misunderstood’ women in Britain. HarperCollins Publishers, £16.99, waterstones.com

  • Elizabeth & Margaret

    Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

    A dual-biography from author, journalist and renowned royal biographer Andrew Morton, Elizabeth & Margaret delves into the captivating and complex lives of the divergent royal sisters, their early life, relationship, and legacy. Available March 2021. Michael O’Mara Books, £20, mombooks.com

  • This Is a Book for People Who Love the Royals

    This Is a Book for People Who Love the Royals

    Does what it says on the tin – a light-hearted, interesting and entertaining book for those who can’t get enough of the royals, brimming with historic facts, stories, style notes, profiles and more. Running Press Adult, £9.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Prince Philip Revealed

    Prince Philip Revealed

    If The Crown has left you wanting to know more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s engrossing life, Ingrid Seward’s new biography guarantees an interesting read. Discover more about the Prince’s Greek and Danish royal descent, his complicated time spent at boarding school and role as husband and consort to the most famous woman in the world. Simon & Schuster Ltd, £17.99, waterstones.com

  • Finding Freedom

    Finding Freedom

    A close look at Harry and Meghan’s captivating life together, Finding Freedom explores the young couple’s divergence from the royal family and progressive aspirations. With exclusive access to the couple’s most intimate circles, as well as profound experience writing about the royals, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand provide a sincere and engrossing account of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. HarperCollins Publishers, £14.99, waterstones.com

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary

    “The palace has been described as a royal menagerie, a hive of industrious freeloaders, an ant heap and even a lunatic asylum.” Author Tom Quinn introduces us to the real Kensington Palace in this enthralling book – a place which, despite playing host to British monarchs for more than 200 years, is not exempt from a series of captivating royal shenanigans and scandals. Biteback Publishing, £9.99, amazon.co.uk

  • HRH royal style

    HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

    One for fashion enthusiasts, Elizabeth Holmes’ HRH dissects the style of royal icons the Queen, Princess Diana, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex – the intentions and influence behind what they wear, and how royal style has carried through the generations. Celadon Books, £23.40, amazon.co.uk

  • Battle of the Brothers

    Battle of the Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult

    Historian and technical advisor to Netflix’s The Crown, Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers gives readers an inside glimpse into Prince William and Harry’s relationship, their differences bestowed by birth, contrasting duties and ever-growing distance. HarperCollins Publishers, £17.99, waterstones.com

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