The Modern Royal Family

By Robert Jobson, Arthur Edwards

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  • Publication Date: 25 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
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ISBN: 9781784184148
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ISBN: 9781784186760

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Synopsis

They have been dubbed 'the modern royals' by the world's media, and have not only won the hearts and the loyalty of millions of people around the world, but have helped to re-establish the British royal family as an important, and largely admired, presence in national and international affairs. In short, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - also known simply as 'William and Kate' - have done as much as anyone to bring the royal family into the twenty-first century, and to keep it firmly in the national consciousness. The birth of Prince George, their first child, on 22 July 2013, fuelled such a worldwide media and public frenzy that it became the most talked-about event of the year. The birth of a future heir, combined with the historic possibility of the first baby to be born not only to a Queen-in-waiting, but to the son of the much mourned Diana, Princess of Wales, accounted for much of the excitement, but that was stoked by a natural affection for the young couple.From the beginning, the world had watched with bated breath as the charming Prince William and his future bride overcame the struggles of university, rumours and a brief break-up before finally reconciling and becoming engaged. Their ceremonial wedding in 2011 - watched by an incredible estimated 2 billion people worldwide - was a defining moment, not only in their young lives, but also for the perception of the monarchy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have come to embody the spirit and hope of their nation, and their deserved popularity has had a profound effect upon the future of the royal family. As well as a history of the young couple's romantic relationship, this in-depth book chronicles the next chapters in this modern fairy tale, backed by beautiful photographs, fascinating facts and expert analysis. Now completely revised and updated to cover the period from the birth of Prince George to the arrival of the new prince or princess in April 2015, the book is both an intriguing insight into modern royalty, and an unrivalled souvenir.

About the author

ROBERT JOBSON is one of Britain's foremost royal writers and commentators, dubbed the 'Godfather of Royal Reporting' by the Wall Street Journal. He is Royal Editor of the respected London Evening Standard and regularly appears on television as a royal expert. A best-selling author and award-winning correspondent, he has been at the forefront of royal reporting for over 20 years. He is Royal Editor of Australia's top-rated morning shows, Sunrise and The Morning Show, for the leading 7 network. In the UK he is a regular on-screen expert for ITV's Daybreak, Sky News and the BBC. In America he is royal contributor for NBC's Today Show. He has met all the senior members of The Royal family and travelled the world as an accredited correspondent on official visits. He has interviewed members of the royal family, including the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace. Robert, originally from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with an honours degree in English Literature and Modern History before embarking on a career in journalism. At the beginning of his career he worked alongside photographer Arthur Edwards as royal reporter of the bestselling Sun newspaper. ARTHUR EDWARDS, mbe is Britain's most celebrated royal photographer. For nearly forty years he has travelled the world taking iconic pictures of the royal family as Royal Photographer for the bestselling newspaper, The Sun. Originally from London's East End he has chronicled the royal family through good times and bad, building up personal relationships with several of them. He has been responsible for many of the iconic royal images printed the world over. He was appointed MBE for services to newspapers in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen. Arthur has kindly donated his fee for all the photographs used in this book to the Kids Company, a charity providing practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

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