ROYAL WATCHERS…LOOK FOR A NEW PRINCE HARRY BIO
Royalty biographer Penny Junor profiles the “spare” prince in “Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son,” a well-researched, if rose-tinted account of the Royal’s first 30 years.
Junor sympathetically recounts the royal family’s controversies—the affairs, leaked phone conversations, and various betrayals—and speculates on 12-year-old Harry’s feelings about his mother’s death. There are Harry’s own scandals, most of which Junor glosses over or denies, like his underage drinking, his Nazi masquerade-party costume, and the leaked nude photos taken in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Junor documents Harry’s military career from the “tough, brutal, relentless” drilling at Sandhurst to flight training at Shawbury, and his establishment as an Apache copilot gunner. He also covers Harry’s philanthropic activities, his charitable foundation for orphaned children in Lesotho, and his organization of the the inaugural U.K. Warrior games, an athletic event for wounded veterans.
Fans of royalty will also appreciate Junor’s details of the interior of Kensington Palace and Highgrove, the ins and outs of Eton College, as well as descriptions of William and Kate’s wedding and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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