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Prince Charles and Princess Diana's were married on July 29, 1981. Europe's monarchies have for centuries been a prominent force and continue to be so to this day. A whole new generation of royals are continually featured in the media, rivaling that of Hollywood's stars. Take a look at some of the books we've found that feature modern day royals.
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Royal House of Monaco
The Grimaldi family of Monaco was once synonymous with glamour, glitter,
wealth, and pleasure. But since the death of Princess Grace in 1982,
the tiny fairy-tale principality has spun out of control as one scandal
follows another. Prince Rainier, Prince Albert, and Princesses Stephanie
and Caroline are constantly in the headlines. Here are the extraordinary
stories behind the bereavements, sexual betrayals, and hasty divorces
that have plunged The Royal House of Monaco into decline and uncertainty.
HRH Prince William of Wales
As the boy prince turns into the man who would be king, interest in Prince William is at an unprecedented height in 2003, the year of his twenty-first birthday. Seen as the vital link between the traditions of the Royal Family and the more populist, modern approach of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, William has become an icon and pin-up as well as the future of the monarchy.
Tomoshibi Light: Collected Poetry by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
Japan's Imperial line is thought to be the oldest in the world, &
its associations with poetry can be traced back to its most ancient
beginnings. For centuries the Japanese court has patronized the poetic
art & participated in the composition of the traditional native
verse form known as the "waka." Emperor Akihito & Empress
Michiko inherit this remarkable legacy & have preserved it with
personal enthusiasm & literary mastery.
This stunningly visual, handsomely produced book contains the lives
of the world's most fascinating princesses, including: Mary, Elizabeth
I, Marie Antoniette, Victoria, Anastasia, Ka'iulani of Hawai'i, Gayatri
Devi of India, and sisters Elizabeth II and Margaret Rose. Portraits
of each princess are complemented with photographs of their possessions
and period artifacts. Beyond the glamorous details of royal life are
the personal storiesfrom family troubles to dramatic, often tragic
events of war and intrigue.
The Royal Families of Europe
As fascinating as it is informative, this chronicle of Europe's most
enduring system of government-monarchy-explores the many colorful and
often controversial facets of an institution that has survived revolution,
warfare, regicides, national strife, and the occasional sheer incompetence
of the head beneath the crown. While it considers monarchical history
as well as the tales, intrigues, scandals, and historical gossip that
have attached themselves to both the British and continental monarchies,
this always engaging volume also speculates upon the future of European
monarchy as a vital and viable form of government after the year 2000.
: Her True Story in Her Own Words
The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana caused the world to reflect
on how much this singular woman meant to us all. This new edition of
her life story -- which includes Diana's personal recollections in her
own words, as well as an account of the events surrounding her death
-- poignantly strengthens her hold on our hearts. From her fairy-tale
wedding and the births of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse
of her marriage, Diana's luminous but troubled life transfixed millions.
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