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William's Princess: The Love Story that will Change the Royal Family Forever Hardcover – September 30, 2006
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The type of questions I would ask Mr. Jobson would be for an example: "Why would you write a book when Prince William and Kate Middleton are not even engaged yet?" or "Just how reliable are you're 'sources'?"
I will say this about the author, Mr. Jobson has a lot of courage to write a book before Prince William and Ms. Middleton are even married, and he is also taking a chance, as well as possible risking his career, that he will eventually be proven right (or wrong)about his predications.
What kind of book is it when the author talk about his own perspective of the topic covered--instead of covering the topic? A lame one.
So many paragraphs in the book contain phrases such as "The issue now, one on which royal observers including myself...," "I revealed....," "I had exclusively broken the story...," etc. It is arrogance at its finest, and irrelevant, especially since (having been written in 2006) his conclusion that an engagement announcement was imminent was 100% wrong.
Tellingly, there is no bibliography--the author is his own source for all of the information, stale and superficial as it was.
John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2006
Despite the title, the focus of this book is not so much Catherine Middleton and her relationship with Prince William as it is about the future of the monarchy in particular the rather unpopular Prince Charles and how Will and Kate's relationship will affect the monarchy.
While I was disappointed because I do want to learn about the future Princess William, I thought that the broader focus helped the book. Instead of just giving a biography of their relationship (and this was published in 2006 so it misses a lot), the book examines Diana, Charles, and how Queen Elizabeth is slowly but surely cutting back on her engagements to give her self some breathing space as she ages and to help prepare for the transition to Charles. Jobson writes continually of the unpopularity of Charles, especially in comparison to his mother and son. I wonder if that is still the case now, five years later. I suspect he is still less popular than them but that the division is not as extreme as it was.
I also enjoyed Jobson's intrusions in the story; unlike Nicholl's work, the entire book was framed that way and did not jar me whenever he appeared to explain his own involvement. Occasionally he elucidates on the story he broke and emphasizes the credibility of his anonymous sources. I am also pretty sure I've seen Jobson on television, which made him feel more familiar and endeared him to me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
More rehash and unqualified guesses. The Royals release what they want and nothing more. We've heard all this many times beforePublished on October 8, 2013 by Gordo
I was all excited to read this. I discovered, to my dismay, that Mr. Jobson is so excited with the idea that he has finally gotten a bit closer to royalty than he was before, that... Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Janet G. Widman
I didn't think it was necessary to write this book until - and if - William and Kate are married. I enjoy reading about Diana, William and Harry, but it just wasn't as interesting... Read morePublished on March 31, 2007 by Phyllis S. Claycomb
WILLIAM'S PRINCESS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE ROMANCE THAT WILL CHANGE THE MONARCHY is a pick for any who love the British Royal Family and want to know the latest. Read morePublished on February 2, 2007 by Midwest Book Review