11 Royal Reads You’ll Love if You’re Watching ‘The Crown’!

 

One of the few great things to happen in 2020 was season 4 of ‘The Crown’,  which documents the royal timeline from the late 1970s up to the early 1990s, and introduced the iconic Princess Diana – and it’s is all we’ve been waiting for and more!

 

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A major reason why ‘The Crown’ is so intriguing is that it gives us an insight into what’s behind the doors at Buckingham Palace – and if you’re just as obsessed with the series as we are, then you’re going to LOVE these books!

 

‘The Diamond Queen’ by Andrew Marr

 

The Diamond Queen (TV programme) - Wikipedia

 

This book explores how the Queen worked alongside Prime Ministers and governments, her relationship with the Commonwealth, and sets off the argument that she’s the queen who modernised monarchy.

 

 

‘Diana: Her True Story In Her Own Words’ by Andrew Morton

 

Diana: Her True Story--in Her Own Words: Morton, Andrew: 9781501169731:  Amazon.com: Books

 

Published in 1992 and written by one of the leading royal biographers, Andrew Morton, this book shows how Diana came to be known as ‘the people’s princess’.

 

‘Forgotten Royal Women’ by Erin Lawless

 

Forgotten Royal Women: The King and I: Lawless, Erin: 9781473898172:  Amazon.com: Books

 

For centuries, royal women faded into the background whilst the King took the forefront. This book features 30 stories and will leave you questioning how the women they document took a backseat to men for so long.

 

‘Ma’am Darling’ by Craig Brown

 

Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown | The  Women's Bookshop

 

Perhaps one of the most beloved characters in The Crown is Princess Margaret, the royal with celeb status and big connections – and this hilarious biography is all about her!

 

 

‘Philip and Elizabeth’ by Gyles Brandreth

 

Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage: Gyles Brandreth | Her  majesty the queen, Prince phillip, Prince philip

 

The Crown is yet to delve into the married life of Philip and Elizabeth. But for the time being, this book goes back to both of the royal’s childhoods, explores how they met, and how they’ve kept their marriage together under immense pressure.

 

‘Guarding Diana: Protecting The Princess Around the World’ by Ken Wharfe

 

Guarding Diana - Protecting The Princess Around the World by Ken Wharfe

 

Inspector Ken Wharfe was Princess Diana’s protection officer for many years, and this book reveals everything that happened behind the scenes.

 

‘Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts’ by Christopher Warwick

 

Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts - Kindle edition by Warwick,  Christopher. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

 

Warwick describes Princess Margaret as “one of the most controversial royal figures of the twentieth century” – and if you love the charismatic princess as much as we do, this is a great read.

 

 

‘On Duty With the Queen’ by Dickie Arbiter

 

On Duty with the Queen : Dickie Arbiter : 9781905825868

 

As the former press secretary for the royals, Arbiter knows just about everything there is to know about Buckingham Palace and the day to day goings-on of its inhabitants.

 

‘Charles & Camilla’ by Gyles Brandreth

 

Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair: Brandreth, Gyles:  9780099490876: Amazon.com: Books

 

This is a biography of the Queen’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh and an account of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s love affair.

 

‘Call Me Diana’ by Nigel Cawthorne

 

Call Me Diana: The Princess of Wales on Herself by Nigel Cawthorne

 

A collection of interviews from when it was first announced that Diana will be marrying Prince Charles, up until her death.

 

 

‘The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves’ by Andrew Lownie

 

The Mountbattens - Andrew Lownie - 9781788702560 - Allen & Unwin - Australia

 

The Windsors are possibly the most famous family in British history. This tells the story of Prince Philip’s family in greater detail.

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