By: Morton, Andrew.

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176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Kensington Palace, for years a forgotten semi-derelict royal residence described by Edward VII as an 'aunt heap', is today the decorous London home of some of the most famous members of the royal family. Among its inmates are the charismatic royal headline makers, the Prince and Princess of Wales; the stylish and ambitious Princess Michael of Kent; the more sombre and sober Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; and Princess Margaret, once, like her younger female relatives, considered fair game by the world's press but now largely ignored by the media and enjoying a quiet and very comfortable life. (This book) takes the general public - normally only allowed access to the State Apartments - on a tour of discovery into the private residences of four royal households, revealing the intimate and formerly secret details of their day-to-day lives. We learn of an old teddy bear that every night is tucked up into the bed of England's next monarch; of the Princess who likes to ride in her chauffeur-driven car with the interior lights on so she can be clearly seen by the 'peasants' in the street; and of the teetotal Duke who insured his wedding anniversary celebrations against a cancellation by Britain's possible defeat in the Falklands War. (It) is about royalty behind closed doors. (The author) lets us see how the royals behave when they think the world isn't looking. He portrays these royal super-stars as human beings who have the same sort of loves and hates, jealousies and fears as the rest of us." Minor edge rubbing on boards, small scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling.


Author Name: Morton, Andrew.

Categories: British History, Royalty,

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara: 1987

ISBN Number: 0948397969

ISBN Number 13: 9780948397967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 22754

Keywords: Palaces, Kensington Palace, Royal family, British, Prince Charles, Wales, Princess Diana, Michael Kent, Margaret, Princesses, Princes, Duke Gloucester, Duchess, Decorating, Architecture, Alice, Athlone, William, Alexandra, Marina, Viscount Linley, London, Royal Residences, State Apartments, Royal Households, Family Life, Social History, Late 20th Century.,