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The Palace Papers
The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor--the Truth and the Turmoil | Tina Brown
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The riveting inside story of the British royal family since the death of Princess Diana, from the Queens tightening grip to the defection of Prince Harry and Meghan Markleby the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Diana Chronicles ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022BookPage Never again became Queen Elizabeth IIs mantra shortly after Princess Dianas tragic death. More specifically, there could never be another Dianaa member of the family whose global popularity upstaged, outshone, and posed an existential threat to the British monarchy. Picking up where Tina Browns masterful The Diana Chronicles left off, The Palace Papers reveals how the royal family reinvented itself after the traumatic years when Dianas blazing celebrity ripped through the House of Windsor like a comet. Brown takes readers on a tour de force journey through the scandals, love affairs, power plays, and betrayals that have buffeted the House of Windsor over the last twenty-five years. We see the Queens stoic resolve as she coped with the passing of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, and Prince Philip, her partner for seven decades, and triumphed in her Jubilee years even as the family dramas raged around her. Brown explores Prince Charless determination to make Camilla Parker Bowles his queen, the tension between two princes on different paths, the ascendance of the resolute Kate Middleton, the disturbing allegations surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, and Harry and Meghans stunning decision to step back as senior royals. Despite the fragile monarchys best efforts, never again seems fast approaching. Tina Brown has been observing and chronicling the British monarchy for three decades, and her sweeping account is full of powerful revelations, colorful details, and searing insight gleaned from remarkable access to royal insiders. Stylish, witty, and erudite, The Palace Papers will irrevocably change how the world perceives and understands the royal family.
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Sophronisba
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Reading this book felt like a good late-night gossip with a new friend over a bottle of red wine. I might regret it in the morning but it was fun while it lasted. Frankly, the entire 600 pages might have been worth it just for the passage in which Tina Brown compares the Queen to Logan Roy.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Lunch break today was a good one: everything bagel sandwich, book, courtyard, lovely flowers and friendly neighborhood kitty for company (not pictured)
📖🥯 🌹 🐈‍⬛

batsy That seems pretty perfect! Especially that sandwich 😁 1d
Kimzey Sounds like an ideal lunch break! 23h
Megabooks Yum! Love everything bagels! 22h
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Chelsea.Poole
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Seriously loving this beautiful spring 🌸
The golden hour ✨
(Last night featuring my mom‘s rhododendron!)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🌸 4d
Tamra Gorgeous! 4d
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KristiAhlers
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For #travelthroughbooks we visit England with this non-fiction tell. I must say the author goes into great detail unwrapping all the secrets from Camillagate to Harry and Meghan leaving for the states. It‘s a lengthy read but interesting. #england #springread

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Sophronisba
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TIL that Prince Philip got exasperated with ads on his Kindle and threw it into his bathtub, and although this is a funny image, what is even funnier is that his wife, one of the world's wealthiest women, would not spring for an extra twenty bucks to disable the ads.

The Queen of England is cheaper than my husband! Who knew?

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Tina Brown on Diana:

“I don‘t subscribe to the now pervasive narrative that Diana was a vulnerable victim of media manipulation, a mere marionette tossed about by malign forces beyond her control. While strongly sympathetic to her sons‘ pain, I find it offensive to present the canny, resourceful Diana as a woman of no agency, as either a foolish, duped child or the hapless casualty of malevolent muckrakers.“

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Chelsea.Poole
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My idea of #sundayfunday

KristiAhlers I just bought this book today! 3w
Chelsea.Poole @KristiAhlers it‘s a page-turner, for sure! 2w
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