In honor of Will and Kate’s 5th wedding anniversary today, I have decided to pay homage to a few fabulous books about the duo. I am royally obsessed and have been since I purchased a heart donut at Dunkin’ Donuts on the day of their wedding. Since their nuptials I have been collecting different memorabilia as well as books and magazines. One day I hope to visit London but for now I can live vicariously through the amazing photos and travels that the duke and duchess take. See below for some of my “royal favorites”!
- Game of Crowns Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne by Christopher Andersen is the most recent release and addition to my royal favorites. Andersen, a seasoned writer with multiple New York Times bestsellers takes on the story of the relationship between Elizabeth, Camilla and Kate.
From Simon and Schuster:
“The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died takes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton.
One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet—a wily stateswoman and an enduring symbol of a fading institution. One is the great-granddaughter of a king’s mistress and a celebrated homewrecker who survived a firestorm of scorn to marry her lover and replace her arch rival, a beloved twentieth-century figure. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a self-made entrepreneur, a fashion idol, and wife and mother to two future kings.
Master biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women—Queen Elizabeth; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate. Andersen reveals what transpires within the royal family away from the public’s prying eyes; how the women actually feel about each other; how they differ as lovers, wives, and mothers; and how they are reshaping the landscape of the monarchy in this addictive read that will shock even those who are spellbound by the royal palace.”
2. People Magazine Princess Kate: Royal Mom, Future Queen
A fabulous collection of all things Kate with updated photos and articles. Out on newsstands now!
3. Kate The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl
Nicholl is a royal expert and this book is on the top of my list for favorites. It recently was updated with new information and cover!
From Weinstein books:
“From the bestselling author of William and Harry and renowned Royal Family news correspondent Katie Nicholl, comes the timely trade paperback edition of Kate: The Future Queen, the first in-depth biography of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, now updated with more behind-the-scenes details on Kate’s first year as a mother, and her second pregnancy.
Katie Nicholl, bestselling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated royals fans around the world and now, Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton’s initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.”
4. Kate’s Style by Caroline Jones
A beautiful compilation of photos of the Duchess and her elegant and fabulous style.
From Barrons Educational Books:
“The moment Kate Middleton stepped in front of the camera with her then fiancé Prince William to announce their engagement, a style icon was born. The electric blue Issa dress she wore on that day sold out in just 24 hours and sparked an international trend in “little blue dresses.” Classic and ladylike, yet fresh and youthful, the Duchess of Cambridge’s style has been like a breath of fresh air in a world that seemed to have forgotten the undeniable appeal of dressing like a lady.
Now, author and lifestyle writer Caroline Jones captures that elusive style and tells us just how to create it in our own wardrobes. In Kate’s Style, Jones offers a range of tools for achieving the Duchess’s celebrated look. Readers will find—
- A visual timeline of Kate’s outfits—from her days at university to recent royal tours and red carpet appearances
- A directory of her favorite retailers and designers
- A fabulous collection of full page photos showcasing Kate’s most iconic outfits, complete with pointers on how to recreate the look.
Kate’s Style, is the essential guide for Kate addicts and fashion lovers alike.”
5. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
A fun, dishy read by the “fuggirls” who are royal obsessed and literally have the best royal Instagram posts here and here!
From Hachette Book Group:
“Now in paperback, the beloved novel and New York Times Summer Reading List pick hailed as “hysterical” by Entertainment Weekly‘s Must List, and “so fun and dishy” by People.
American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess, but it’s adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall-and Bex who finds herself accidentally in love with the heir to the British throne. Nick is wonderful, but he comes with unimaginable baggage: a complicated family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she’s had to give up for true love… and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.”
- Thanks to Gallery books for sending Game of Thrones for a spotlight feature.