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Prince Charles

The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Book Reviews


Kirkus Review
March 1, 2017
"A sympathetic psychological study of the prince who has been working tirelessly all his life to be taken seriously." More »

Booklist
February 15, 2017
"In this comprehensive and admirably fair biography, Smith (Elizabeth the Queen, 2012) observes that many believe that the heir to the British throne, who, after all, has been ready to succeed his revered mother for many years, has lived “a life of frustration.” Instead, Smith’s copious research—including extensive interviews with individuals close to Prince Charles or involved in his initiatives in the economic, social, and architectural fields—finds that his long days as a king-in-waiting have actually been full of projects that are important to him and which he feels contribute to the good of the country...Until his accession to the throne, Smith’s portrait will stand as the definitive study." More »