Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King
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Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King

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The first definitive, in-depth portrait of the man who will be king of Englandand the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen

His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William really like?

As Diana’s eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents’ divorc...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Pegasus Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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This has been a very entertaining and enjoyable book. It covers Prince William’s life from day one, and gives the reader some background as to what his parents’ life was like before he was born. I know the public tend to judge both his parents in one way or another, but to me they are just humans with a lot of issues like anybody else. Even Diana, with all her charm and good will had her emotional ups and downs, but I don’t doubt that she did her best to raise both princes. And the same goes for...more
This biography by Penny Junor certainly would have met with Court approval as it is more of a tribute to William decidedly of the hagiography nature. In its defense however there is much to like about the young man. Tackling the challenges the trials and tribulations his parents brought upon him he has to a great measure restored faith in the monarchy of the British subjects.

The book offers some glimpses into the wreck that his mother Diana was behind the scenes. But as she has been deified by p...more
I love how Junor starts the book by going in depth about the "war of the Windsor's". This demonstrates what Prince William had to grow up around and how those events helped shaped him into the man he is today. In this book you find out about the Prince's distaste for the media, his desire to live a normal life, his university and military careers, and his many charitable works. Prince William understands that the role of the monarchy is changing and it is interesting to see how he is adapting to...more
Interesting look into the royal family. What surprised me a bit was that the book did not read as much like a story as I would have hope. Instead it was more like reading a long newspaper article from a multi-part series recounting the history of both stories that were in the news and some that were not. If the book is to be believed, I was glad to see that both Princes William and Harry had a strong relationships with their mother and have a strong relationships with father and their royal gran...more
Aug 19, 2014 Erin added it
I did not read the updated version, which probably includes Prince George. My copy was copyrighted 2012.
For a book about William, there were a lot of details about his parents - too much in my opinion. I got the feeling that the author was trying to make everyone feel sorry for Charles, and the Royal family as a whole, because of the way Diana portrayed them to the public. This part was way too pushy to me and kind of annoyed me.

The was also a lot of praising of William, some of which was rightly deserved but a lot of it was just too much. This book was a little hard to read at times, but was over...more
4.5 stars

I liked this biography because it wasn't full of the jet-set fancy part of William's life. You can really get a sense of who William is. Great writing and an easy read. Junor is one of my favorite royal writers.
Brooke Legnon
Very easy and insightful read. Really enjoyed!
Ronda Kelley
I started reading this, but couldn't finish it as I felt the opinions were very one sided & made to make certain persons appear really bad & portray others in a better light. I don't recommend it if you are looking for a more honest,objective opinion.
It was an interesting read. The author was prejudiced towards the royal family, but I guess she would be.
Pat Lampe
I like to read about royalty so I enjoyed this book. A thorough examination of William 's life.
It was a well written re-hashing of information everyone has allready heard.
Sep 02, 2012 Liza rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Person who knows nothing about Royal Family
Recommended to Liza by: no one
I didn't finish this book, boring and uninteresting.
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Interesting perspective.
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Born in Leatherhead, Surrey, Junor was educated at the independent Benenden School in Kent and read History at St Andrews University, but left in her second year to get married.

Junor has worked for the Evening Standard and a column for Private Eye lasted five years.

Best known for her books on the British Royal Family, she has written biographies of Diana, Princess of Wales (1982) and Charles, Prin...more
More about Penny Junor...
Prince William: Born to be King The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor Diana, Princess of Wales: A Biography Charles: Victim or Villain Charles And Diana: Portrait Of A Marriage

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