Kate

Kate

The Future Queen

Book - 2013
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Kate Middleton is universally acknowledged as the brightest jewel in the British royal family. From her decade-long courtship with Prince William, to their fairy-tale wedding and rejuvenation of the monarchy, Kate has enchanted the public and media alike. Now, as her dreams of being a mother have come true, she and William face the challenge of bringing up their son under the watchful eyes of the world. So how has this once shy, middle-class girl made such an effortless transition from commoner to royal? Who has shaped her and what attributes has she brought to her role as the Duchess of Cambridge? Using her unrivaled contacts, royal biographer Katie Nicholl brings her fascinating story to life. Nicholl has spoken to the people who know Kate best, from her birth to the present day, in order to reveal the truth about her past, her friends, her family, and, most crucially, the decisions she has made along the way that have radically shaped her future.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Weinstein Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781602862265
1602862265
Characteristics: x, 354 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

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husika
Jul 26, 2015

This is an enjoyable book about Kate and her family history. When she was a toddler her father worked in Jordan for a few years and Kate went to preschool there. They held lavish dinner parties. Kate's father is the descendant of aristocrats and distantly connected to William's ancestors. Prince Philip and the Queen share the same great great grandfather. Kate is the first wife of a monarch who has a university education. It is worth listening to this book on CD also available from VPL.

debwalker Sep 30, 2013

Why does this matter? IMO because we long for examples of how to live, of how to raise the game to something more than the day to day, dog eat dog routine. The British monarchy could have abdicated long ago, and gone off to live out lives of idle richesse. That they have not done so means something, means that they have chosen to live lives focused on what matters - things like caring for others, caring about the long-term, caring about the environment, and giving more than taking. Kate has signed on to this, and to a life that will always be subject to intense and sometimes unpleasant scrutiny.

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