After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor

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Hyperion, Jun 5, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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"This family did not have a drop of humanity in it before. I think Ive changed that." --Diana

For all the millions of words that have been written about the People's Princess, no one has yet penetrated palace walls to reveal what has really happened to the Royal Family she left behind ten years ago. Until now. In the manner of his No. 1 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, as well as such other bestsellers as his Jack and Jackie, Jackie After Jack, and Diana's Boys, Christopher Andersen (who was consulted by Operation Paget, Scotland Yard's official inquiry into Diana's Death) draws on important new sources to paint the first full portrait of a Royal Family still haunted by the ghost of Diana.

All the compelling elements of a true dynastic saga are here: power, sex, wealth, intrigue, betrayal, tragedy, and scandal. But so, too, is the Princess's legacy of love and compassionalive in the sons who have grown to manhood and are now forging a legacy of their own.

Among After Diana's many stunning revelations:

The many times Diana predicted with uncanny accuracy how she would die, why she feared for Camilla's life as well as her own -- and the surprising, never-before-revealed identity of the woman Diana really felt might one day be Queen.

New details about the hours and days after Diana's death: Charles's reaction the moment he saw Diana's body, how Camilla dealt with suddenly becoming the most hated woman in the world, and her secret eight-year campaign to replace Diana.

How William and Harry have dealt with the public and private pressures -- the troubling influence of their substance-abusing aristocrat friends; from drugs to Nazi uniforms to lap dances and barroom brawls, fresh details about the Princes wild behavior and the demons that still haunt them.

How Charles cheated on Camilla as well as Diana, and the intriguing other women in the Prince of Wales's life.

Despite Charles's heated denials, the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to make Camilla Queen -- and the Palace power struggle that rages today.

Inside Operation Paget, Scotland Yard's ongoing probe into Diana's death -- why, ten years after, investigators were still shocked by what they found.

The day Charles was asked point-blank by Scotland Yard if he killed his wife -- and what he said.

The many beautiful young women in the lives of William and Harry over the past ten years -- including Will's longtime love Kate Middleton, her chances of one day becoming Queen, and why he fears she may meet the same fate as his mother.

William's obsession with speed, Harry's hunger for risk-taking, and a shared thirst for battle that could lead both Princes to combat in Iraq.

New information on whether the Queen plans to step aside and who she really wants to see succeed her on the throne.

Sometimes heartbreaking, often inspiring, always riveting, After Diana is more than just the first comprehensive, compelling biography of the House of Windsor as it is today. It is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, duty, and destiny. It is the story of a family.

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Review: After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor

User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

This is the last of the - unofficial - Christopher Andersen Diana trilogy. And if you've been reading them sequentially (as I have), this book brings the story to a nice, neat end, even as it ... Read full review

Review: After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor

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Contents

Section 1
37
Section 2
65
Section 3
110
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Christopher Andersen is the critically-acclaimed author of twenty-seven books that have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. With his international, newsmaking blockbusters-ten New York Times bestsellers in the last ten years alone-he has taken a place at the forefront of popular biographers. A former contributing editor of Time and senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life, the New York Times and Vanity Fair. A well-known media figure, Andersen has been featured frequently on numerous television shows including Today, Dateline, Larry King Live, 48 Hours, CBS News, Anderson Cooper 360, and Entertainment Tonight. He lives in Connecticut.

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