Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most celebrated unions of the 21st century: he, the charismatic prince who would someday be crowned king of England; she, the stunningly beautiful commoner who won his heart. Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amid the scandals, power struggles, tragedies and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of the Royal Family.
Yet for most of their nearly decade-long affair, William and Kate have remained famously quiet and kept their royal relationship a tantalizing mystery. Now, as their long-anticipated wedding finally approaches, journalist and bestselling author Christopher Andersen reveals the intimate details of their celebrated courtship and offers a mesmerising glimpse of the man and wife-and future king and queen-they will become:
William's lifelong role as confidant and adviser to his fragile mother, and how it has shaped his relationship with Kate;
The lengths the couple went to keep their affair secret, from their first days together as university students (when he cheered her on as she modeled racy lingerie at a fashion show);
William's romantic conquests before (and during) his decade-long romance with Kate;
The person who was really behind their headline-making breakup and how Kate won back her prince;
The shocking sex and drug scandals involving Kate's wild relatives, and how the would-be queen survived them;
The long-troubling influence of William's substance-abusing aristocrat friends and the depression Kate rescued him from;
Stunning new information on the threats to both their lives, the nightmare scenario that haunts William's dreams to this day, and their narrow escape from repeating Diana's fate;
Surprising details on the Queen's historic plans for William and Kate, which will forever change the face of the monarchy.
The first complete account of the storybook romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton, released in time for their wedding, William and Kate takes an intimate look at this unlikely love story that has captivated the world.
Christopher Andersen is a journalist and the author of 28 books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Day Diana Died. Andersen has written for a wide range of publications, including Time Magazine, People Magazine, The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Andersen resides in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
William and Kate - A Royal Love Story
Simon and Schuster
Author: Christopher Andersen