The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy

Pegasus. Jan. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781639365319. $35. HIST
Daily Mail writer Hardman (Queen of Our Times) has had unrivaled access to King Charles III and to other members of the royal family throughout the years. In this biography, he gives a thorough account of the king. That includes his childhood; education; his work as Prince of Wales; his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer and the births of their two sons; their divorce and his marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles; and his increasing responsibilities as the queen’s health declined. The author offers a detailed account of the queen’s final days her death, her funeral, and the transition to Charles III as monarch. The events of his coronation are also recounted. Unfortunately, Hardman shows an obvious bias against Harry and Meghan, so many readers will likely conclude that he didn’t even try to see their side of the story.
VERDICT This title delivers a quite informative and historic account of events from Queen Elizabeth’s passing to Charles’s first year as King. Royal fans will appreciate this work, but the book’s portrayals of Harry and Meghan may come across as unfair to some readers.
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