William & Catherine

William & Catherine

A Royal Wedding

Book - 2011
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Provides an inside look at Prince William and Kate Middleton, delving into their backgrounds, their meeting as students at the University of St Andrews, the ups and downs of their relationship, their engagement, and their wedding.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312643409
0312643403
Characteristics: 203 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), geneal. tables ; 26 cm

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aepearson21
May 28, 2015

I really enjoyed reading this book. Andrew Morton wrote a great story. Really nice pictures!!

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Mahala
Aug 22, 2012

Beautiful pictures, stories and history of Kate's family and the Royal family.

Mallory_MPL Aug 11, 2011

Morton’s story of William and Catherine contains several beautiful photos of the couple, the Queen, and Kate’s family that are not very well known, their wedding certificates, and popular photos too. He seems to borrow from Claudia Joseph’s “Kate: The making of a princess” for his chapter on the background of Kate’s childhood since a lot of genealogical facts from the Goldsmiths are sited. However, Morton is more successful at making it read like a story, compared to Joseph’s genealogical essay.

As with any biography of the Duke of Cambridge Diana is mentioned quite often. What makes this book stand out is its close proximity to current pop culture. While Diana is talked about during Williams childhood, and of course her death is outlined as a key event in the young prince’s life, Morton brings her back again to discuss how the media continuously compares Kate to her – which is how most of us today view Diana (as something to be weighed against) – from her sense of style to her upbringing.

The wedding section is another aspect of this book that sets it apart from the rest. While most other royal biographies rushed to publish before the big day, Morton patiently waited to finish his story after the wedding so that he was sure to be able to include intimate details of the most watched wedding of our generation, as well as include several beautiful photos from the big day. Overall I believe this is one of the best biographies of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to date.

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sdelao
Jul 22, 2011

A Royal Watcher's Delight! Wonderful photography and story. The pictures of Catherine in her Alexander McQueen wedding down are nothing short of stunning. She was such a vision that day.

debwalker May 04, 2011

Morton's story of the wedding made it into bookstores within 72 hours of the royal nuptials - has been submitted for a Guinness record!
As royal watchers will recall, Morton, and his reputation for research accuracy, was used by Diana to spill the beans about her disastrous marriage.

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