A Hollywood Princess

Book - 2018
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The New York Times bestselling biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart. Women who smash the royal mold have always fascinated the public, from Grace Kelly to Princess Diana. Now acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton, the New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story , brings us a revealing, juicy, and inspiring look at Meghan Markle, the confident and charismatic duchess whose warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world.

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018.

Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits , and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana's passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media's spotlight.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.

Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781538747353
Characteristics: xv, 253 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour)


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Nov 29, 2018

I really enjoyed the book, especially the rare never seen before family pictures. I can't wait for more books to be written about the newest member of the Windsors! Hopefully down the road, she will write a memoir.

Oct 15, 2018

Wow.... this was boring. To be honest, I lost interest within the first couple of chapters, and didn't finish. I think Ms. Markle is wonderful, progressive and very interesting, but the book was none of those things. It read like a school assignment.

May 28, 2018

After reading this book, hopefully she married Harry for the right reasons, not self promotion. He deserves to be happy.

May 28, 2018

This book was somewhat interesting. I have a problem with the conversations. How would the
author know what was said? It was just OK.

May 14, 2018

An interesting insight into the past of Meghan Markle.

May 08, 2018

This suffers from Too Much Information - given Markle's age - and consequently makes for dull reading. Morton doesn't have to make each book equally thick.

Apr 15, 2018

Please, let's not go overboard with her to the level of the "Holy Di" overhype. And, what do these so called "royals" do? Hundreds of years ago they actually ruled the country, but these days all they seem to do is "Be Royal," due to who their remote ancestor were, rather than anything about themselves.

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