William and Kate: A Royal Love Story by Christopher AndersenI put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang on to that love and look after it. . . . You must protect it. —Diana, Princess of Wales Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most celebrated unions of the twenty-first century: he, the charismatic prince who would someday be crowned king of England; she, the stunningly beautiful commoner who won his heart. Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amid the scandals, power struggles, tragedies, and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain’s Royal Family. In the process, they became the most written about, gossiped about, admired, and envied young couple of their generation.
Yet for most of their nearly decade-long affair, William and Kate have remained famously quiet and kept their royal relationship a tantalizing mystery. Now, as their long-anticipated wedding finally approaches, journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen reveals the intimate details of their celebrated courtship and offers a mesmerizing glimpse of the man and wife—and future king and queen—they will become:
· William’s lifelong role as confidant and adviser to his fragile mother, and how it has shaped his relationship with Kate
· The lengths the couple went to to keep their affair secret, from their first days together as university students (when he cheered her on as she modeled racy lingerie at a fashion show)
· William’s romantic conquests before—and during—his decade-long romance with Kate
· The person who was really behind their headlinemaking breakup—and how Kate won back her prince
· The shocking sex-and-drugs scandals involving Kate’s wild relatives, and how the would-be queen survived them
· The long-troubling influence of William’s substance-abusing aristocrat friends and the depression Kate rescued him from
· Stunning new information on the threats to both their lives, the nightmare scenario that haunts William’s dreams to this day, and their narrow escape from repeating Diana’s fate
· Surprising details on the Queen’s historic plans for William and Kate, which will forever change the face of the monarchy
For many, William and Kate’s union represents an opportunity to recapture the magic—the compelling and complicated legacy—of his beloved mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Part glittering fairy tale, part searing family drama, part political potboiler, part heart-stopping cliff-hanger, theirs is, above all else, an affair to remember.
Theirs is the story of two young people who found each other in college, came perilously close to losing what they had forever, and pulled back from the brink at the last possible moment. Theirs is the story of private moments stolen for public consumption, of harrowing car chases, of scorching personal dramas played out behind the scenes, of calm heads prevailing in times of panic, and of a singular devotion made stronger by time.
The saga of William and Kate is one thing above all else: a love story.
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The movie, starring Paris Fitz-Henley as Meghan and Murray Fraser as Harry, shows every single one of the couple's biggest milestones—everything from their first blind date to Harry popping the question while eating roast chicken. But, of course, like any Lifetime movie, there's sure to be some dramatization. We did the research, so you didn't have to: Here's what Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance got right—and what they got wrong—about the future royals' whirlwind love story. The opening scene shows a young Harry and William in Africa with their father, Prince Charles, right after the death of Princess Diana—they went to escape the cameras and the paparazzi. I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here.
Linda Yellen PG Certificate. Review Our Score. The courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton is turned into teen fantasy-style pap in this lightweight cash-in that struggles to combine humour with drama. Marginally better than the same year's other small screen fictionalisation, William and Kate - the Movie , but a clunker nonetheless, it follows the pair from their first meeting at university to the Prince's marriage proposal. All the roles are horribly miscast and the performances stilted, with drippy lead actress Alice St Clair particularly awful opposite Dan Amboyer's William.
But in November, when her friends were abuzz about the BBC interview Markle and Harry gave after their engagement, the actress decided to give it a watch. It was a surprising and refreshing juxtaposition to the engagement interview Prince William and Kate Middleton gave in , when the future king played lead to the understandably nervous Middleton. Fitz-Henley was so impressed by Markle that she contacted her manager and alerted her that, if Hollywood were to eventually make a movie about the future princess, she wanted to audition. To play Prince Harry, Fraser—not much of a royal-watcher either—dyed his hair red, perused Harry interviews on the Internet, and banished his Scottish accent for the entire five-week shoot, keeping up his royal British even between takes, on the advice of director Menhaj Huda. You can have titles, but at the end of the day, [being a royal] is your job.
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Sign in. Watch now. At university, Prince William and Kate Middleton fall in love. However, their relationship becomes strained under intense media scrutiny. The continuing love story of newlyweds Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle during their first year of marriage. On 29 April , William and Catherine were married in a fairy tale wedding watched by more than two billion people and celebrated the whole world over.