The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown
Vanity FairRoyals correspondent and bestselling author ofWilliam and HarryandKateexplores the remarkable life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, with new chapters to include the last few months of her reign, and the rise of King Charles III.For seventy years, Queen Elizabeth ruled over an institution and a family. During her lifetime she was constant in her desire to provide a steady presence and to be a trustworthy steward of the British people and the Commonwealth. In the face of her uncle’s abdication, in the uncertainty of the Blitz, and in the tentative exposure of her family and private life to the public via the press, Elizabeth became synonymous with the crown.
But times change. Recent years have brought grief and turmoil to the House of Windsor, and even as England celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there were calls for a changing of the guard.
In The New Royals, journalist Katie Nicholl provides a nuanced look at Elizabeth’s remarkable and unrivalled reign, with new stories from Palace courtiers and aides, documentarians, and family members. She examines King Charles and Queen Camilla’s decades in waiting and beyond—where “The Firm” is headed as William and Kate present the modern faces of an ancient institution. In the wake of Harry and Meghan leaving the Royal Family and Prince Andrew’s spectacular fall from grace, the royal family must reckon with its history, the light and the dark, in order to chart a new course for Britain and show that it is an institution capable of leadership in an ever-changing modern world.
Katie Nicholl is a journalist, broadcaster, and Royal Correspondent at Vanity Fair and NBC. Katie works with the BBC and Sky News in the UK, CBC in Canada, and as royal expert for Entertainment Tonight in the US. Katie is the author of bestselling royal biographies William and Harry, The Making of a Royal Romance, Kate: The Future Queen, and Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love. She lives in London, England.
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: 09/05/2023 - 12:00am
On Sale: 09/05/2023 - 12:00am