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The first substantial, authoritative biography of Charles and Camilla and their relationship

This is the definitive account of one of the most extraordinary stories of our time. Gyles Brandreth, acclaimed biographer of the Queen and Prince Philip, presents a unique portrait of their son, Charles, Prince of Wales, and of the one 'non-negotiable' love of his life, Camilla Shand, now Duchess of Cornwall.

What are Charles and Camilla really like? What is their heritage? What has made them the way they are? This is both a revealing portrait of two unusual individuals and a family saga like no other, told with unrivalled authority and insight - and humour - by a best-selling writer who has met all the key characters in the drama: Charles, Camilla, Diana, their children, their families and their friends.


BOOK OF THE YEAR ... Riveting, gossipy and touching

Mail on Sunday

Could this be the best book ever written about the Royal Family? ... A masterpiece.

Sunday Express

Utterly fascinating

Andrew Marr, Start the Week

Highly accomplished ... there is much here to entertain and inform

Sunday Telegraph

Completely fascinating - written by the man who really knows

Richard and Judy

The writer who got closest to the human truth about our long-serving senior royals

The Times

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  • EBook


    May 31, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    416 pages

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  • Paperback


    October 2, 2006


    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

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