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Meghan and Harry
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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This blockbuster narrative provides the first behind-the-scenes, authoritative account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussexs marriage, by the New York Times bestselling author of Diana in Private. The fall from popular grace of Prince Harry, the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne, as a consequence of his marriage to the beautiful and dynamic Hollywood actress and "Suits star" Meghan Markle, makes for fascinating reading in this groundbreaking book from Lady Colin Campbell, who is the New York Times bestselling biographer of books on Princess Diana, the Queen Mother, and Queen Elizabeths marriage. With a unique breadth of insight, Lady Colin Campbell goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since King Edward VIII's abdication. She highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, revealing why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. She analyses the implications of the actions of a young and ambitious Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in love with each other and with the empowering lure of fame and fortune, and leads the reader through the maze of contradictions Meghan and Harry have createdwhile also evoking the Californian culture that has influenced the couple's conduct. Meghan and Harry: The Real Story exposes how the royal couple tried and failed to change the royal systemby adapting it to their own needs and ambitionsand, upon failing, how they decided to create a new systemand lifefor themselves.
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Rebesta
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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This book is a bit disorganized and longish. Lady C tends to repeat a point several times making for a disjointed read. Having said that, Lady C also has all the dirt on the aristocracy. Those wanting a good gossip about the American Duchess and The Lost Prince will enjoy it. I read the updated version.

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Lizpixie
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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Bk2 of June is done. This will be quickly followed by The Traitor King review. I liked the latter much more than this one, much better written in my opinion. The similarities between the two couples is astonishing. At times it‘s like reading a modern version of the Windsors, the men both weak selfish fools who‘ll do anything for the woman they‘re obsessed with, the women both vain ambitious cold women who‘ll play anyone to get what they want.👇

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Lizpixie
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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Currently tandem reading these,the tagged as an audiobook, the other physical. Am quite shocked by the similarities between the couples,I knew they‘d been compared in media, but the extent of the same weak will & petulance by both men & the hard core belief in their own importance by the women is amazing. The main difference seems to be that at least the Duke of Windsor believed in King & Country. Though he & Wallis were in talks with Germany!😱

CarolynM Sounds like a good pairing of books. How have you been, Liz? Hope you‘re feeling better than earlier in the year💕 1mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM Hey lovely! The books are paired really well, look above for my reviews of both. Unfortunately the health is still awful, if not worse. I try not to talk about it much, sounds too much like whining & that‘s not me. I get on with it as best as I can🤷🏻‍♀️How are you? Enjoying all the rain, or has your part of Melbourne missed it? 1mo
CarolynM Sorry to hear that, but I get where you‘re coming from 💕 I‘m ok. We are pretty damp here, but maybe not as much as you in Sydney😆 1mo
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Andrea313
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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UGH. What utter trash and tripe. This author is so out-of-touch and completely classist, and of course she trots out the old chestnut that hapless dimwit Harry is being totally controlled by Meghan, the ambitious harridan. Riddled with typos, redundancies, and falsehoods, this author also:

-Compares Princess Diana to Joseph Goebbels ?

-Predicts a Bill Gates/Meghan Markle presidential run ?

-Refers to Piers Morgan as "an honorable man" ?

Ericalambbrown Piers Morgan . . . Honorable . . . 😂🤣😆 3y
Andrea313 @Ericalambbrown Right?! I took a picture of that passage and sent it to a friend and we laughed until we wept. 😆😂😭 3y
Ericalambbrown @Andrea313 Too funny! I feel like I should not even know who he is and I‘ve been infected with his hateful bombast completely involuntarily. 😂 3y
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Andrea313
Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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I am on page 31 of this book and it is ri.dic.u.lous. I'm struck by the author's woeful misunderstanding of American culture- for instance, the way she positions Meghan winning Homecoming Queen: focusing on her "gown and tiara" and the "courtiers" who escorted her to the "ball." Ma'am. You are talking about a bunch of 16 year olds wearing ill-fitting formal wear and jumping around to Usher in a gymnasium. ? #CurrentlyReading

MoonWitch94 Omg that‘s so ridiculous!!!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
Andrea313 @MoonWitch94 It really is! I've already come across other items that are clearly incorrect- trying to push Meghan as born into the Hollywood elite with a father who was "nominated for an Emmy virtually every year." 30 seconds on IMDB disproves that. She's definitely of the opinion that Meghan is a spoiled, entitled, Hollywood princess who had no business trying to live among the precious royals, and I just can't roll my eyes hard enough. ? 3y
bookseller_cate This makes me want to read it, just for that entertainment value. 😂 3y
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Andrea313 @bookseller_cate I just told a friend that I don't know whether to throw the book across the room or howl with laughter! 😂 3y
SamAnne Oh, brother! 3y
MoonWitch94 @Andrea313 oh good lord! Why why why?!?! Why do editors allow authors to write rubbish like that that can be fact checked in a snap? It‘s so absurd! 🤡 3y
KristiAhlers Well the author is about as snooty as they come. Have you ever heard her in an interview? Pretentious is a kind word. So stuck on the formality of the aristocracy it‘s ridiculous. It‘s one of the reasons I‘ve hesitated to read it 3y
Andrea313 @Katbooklover I'm not familiar with the author, but having read Omid Scobie's book, which I felt was overly flattering at moments, I was interested in reading a differing account. I had a strong feeling I knew what I was getting into, but hoo boy...! 3y
marleed Your description made me laugh out loud! 3y
Andrea313 @marleed Glad someone is laughing along with me! It's just so absurd. 3y
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