‘Incisive, emotive and journalistically rigorous’ - The Telegraph
‘A revelatory and perceptive account of the loving but often misunderstood bond between Queen Elizabeth II and her heir, the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III’ - Andrew Morton, author of Diana: Her True Story
The inside story of the real relationship between King Charles III and his mother, our late Queen, by the acclaimed royal biographer, Ingrid Seward.
The relationship between the late monarch and her son, the King, has long been a subject of fascination. The upbringing of an heir is especially important, since the demands placed on the monarch are unique - and no one understood this better than the late Queen. She knew that not only must they be figureheads, but they must also uphold family values. Princess Elizabeth made it a point of maternal honour to try and build her routine around her young son while doing her duty – something that became an even more delicate and difficult balance when she became Queen.
My Mother and I reveals the challenges faced by Prince Charles as he remained in his mother's shadow for most of his life and offers insight into how their relationship operated behind closed doors. Charting Charles’ colourful life through many personal anecdotes from his family and his friends – from the moment the guns saluted his birth to the day he was officially declared King at his Coronation – My Mother and I is not only a vivid portrait of a complex relationship; it is also a celebration of the power of family.
Ingrid Seward is the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, and one of the most prominent and respected writers on the British royal family, with more than a dozen books on the subject to her credit, including The Queen's Speech, My Husband and I and Prince Philip Revealed. For the last thirty years, she has regularly appeared on television and radio to offer her expert insights on the royal family.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 15, 2024)
‘A revelatory and perceptive account of the loving but often misunderstood bond between Queen Elizabeth II and her heir, the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III.’
– Andrew Morton, author of Diana: Her True Story
‘Ingrid Seward’s rich study of the King’s bond with the late Queen, is incisive, emotive and journalistically rigorous’
– The Telegraph
‘A series of extraordinary moments . . . you may expect her book to be a hagiography. Happily, this isn’t the case. She is only too keen to lead the reader to the back stairs of the Palace and divulge all sorts of glorious royal gossip’
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