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William : the people's prince
Lloyd, Ian.
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Publication Information:
London : Pavilion, [2003]

Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 31 cm
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DA591.A45 W555485 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
DA591.A45 W555485 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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2003 will mark the 21st birthday of Prince William. This photographic biography celebrates William's life to date, examining his complex character and his relationships with both friends and other members of the Royal Family and positions him in the history of the monarchy. Encouraged by his mother, William has developed his own distinctive style of royalty, characterised by independence and a strong will. Perhaps William's greatest strength lies in his ability to amalgamate the responsibilities of a 'would be king' with the usual social activities of teenager. This ability will be illustrated throughout the book, each chapter covering a different relationship, ranging from his informal affinity with his mother and how he coped with Diana's death, his developing strong bond with his father, the rapport between the very different brothers and formal kinship with the Queen. The book will also cover his passion for sport and his reputation as a fashionable heart throb, how he is portrayed in the media, his life as a student and his year abroad on safari in Africa, with his father's regiment in Belize, with Raleigh International in Chile, and, closer to home, working as a farm hand nea

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This picture-laden chronicle of the 21-year-old king-to-be and his royal family is more a panegyric than an even-handed evaluation. In questioning the future of the British monarchy, the author contends, "With his undoubted intelligence, integrity, sensitivity, and strength of mind the one person who is capable of rising to this challenge is William." Lloyd, who has been assiduously following the Royals for 15 years, shares details of William's privileged life, the obligations incumbent upon him as royalty and the inherent difficulty of trying to be a private person in the public eye. Each chapter is devoted to a different aspect of William's life: his relationship with his family, his interests and hobbies, his interaction with society. Engaging photographs appear on almost every page, providing glimpses of William at every age, in various places and situations. Fans of the royal family will delight in this affectionate and sympathetic biography celebrating William's turning 21. (Nov. 15) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.