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New York Times bestseller.

From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family.

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men?

From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry’s closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures – one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry both agreed and diverged in their views of what a modern royal owes to their country? Were the seeds of damage sowed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their marriage unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew’s own relations strained under the Crown? What role has Queen Elizabeth II played in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan’s dramatic departure?

In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.

 

About the Author

Robert Lacey is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books, including The Queen; Ford: The Men and the Machine; The Year 1000; and Inside the Kingdom. He lives in London.

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Christie
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Awful, couldn''t finish it. My advice, don''t buy it.
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
This book is nothing but a collection of old stories of Diana and Charles with tabloid nonsense thrown in. Boring, dragged out to fill pages. It was obviously written by an old British guy and is loaded with racist xenophobic mysoginistic drivel. Whithin the first chapter... See more
This book is nothing but a collection of old stories of Diana and Charles with tabloid nonsense thrown in. Boring, dragged out to fill pages. It was obviously written by an old British guy and is loaded with racist xenophobic mysoginistic drivel. Whithin the first chapter there are blatant mistruths. There is nothing new, such a boring read I couldn''t finish it. Its almost as if Prince William wrote this, its that much of a one sided story. This is an obvious attempt to clean up the mess the royal family made of having a biracial American women marry in only to be driven out by a very jealous petty william who couldn''t stand to have someone outshine him and his consort. Another example of just how classist and racist Britain really is. I wish I had not wasted my money!
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Kitty Kat
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Just a Whitewash For Harry and Meghan. Terribly Written and Highly Inaccurate
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
I was really excited to read this book, and thought it was going to bring a lot of new information on the brotherly royal rift to the table. But instead it covered up or glossed over a LOT of pertinent information. Basically it tries really hard to make Harry a poor... See more
I was really excited to read this book, and thought it was going to bring a lot of new information on the brotherly royal rift to the table. But instead it covered up or glossed over a LOT of pertinent information. Basically it tries really hard to make Harry a poor misunderstood victim and blame all of his mistakes on William. IE That Nazi uniform--William''s fault. Harry doing drugs? That was William again. William was also at fault for warning his brother to take his time before marrying Meghan that they didn''t know her that well.....um---wasn''t William totally right about her? It doesn''t mention the Netflix deal, the dumping of the Invictus Games fundraiser, the missing the Royal Marines funeral to go to the Disney premiere with Beyonce, MM feud with Kate, the million dollars spent on clothes, the trashing of William in Finding Freedom ect.

The author actually thinks the Queen was too draconian in the Megxit deal!!! Pretty much the entire public (including a US congressman) thinks the Queen should have stripped those titles !!! If I were William, I would be FURIOUS at this distortion!! It also makes for an extremely boring book. Don''t spend any money on it!!!
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Paula Higgins
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Do Not Recommend
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2020
Do not waste your money. It is pretty much a rehash of old information. I expected better from this author. It really isn''t a good book.
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P. Blevins
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Nothing new that can''t be found in news stories and tabloids Does make you think
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2020
Battle of Brothers: William and Henry: The Inside Story of A Family in Tumult is written by Robert Lacey. This book tells the story of William and Harry Wales who have gone from two inseparable young boys to two very different and separate young men. While William was... See more
Battle of Brothers: William and Henry: The Inside Story of A Family in Tumult is written by Robert Lacey. This book tells the story of William and Harry Wales who have gone from two inseparable young boys to two very different and separate young men. While William was brought up knowing that one day he would be King with all those responsibilities, Harry was brought up with the idea that he was the spare and could do whatever he wanted. From the way Robert writes the book, the idea comes across that Harry feels inferior and that he is always second and not as good as William. Even his red hair sets him apart from the rest of the royal family. That the boys lost their Mother in such a horrific manner when they were so young made a difference in them. There was no one to step in and be their Mother figure. This seems to have affected Harry more than William. Although William has been able to let his anger at his Father’s role in his Mother’s unhappiness and death come out in various tirades with his Father, Harry seems to hold it in.
The differences between Kate and Megan is definitely shown in this book. Kate knew what she wanted from the beginning and set herself up to fit into the role she chose. She was prepared for her role and has adapted it and herself to fit her version of being the wife William needs. Her first concern is her husband and her children. Megan, on the other hand, has had to fight for whatever she got. She had definite family support; but she had to work to get where she was. She is more confrontive than Kate and hasn’t realized that you might not have to be confrontive to get what you want. If she had not pushed Harry to be more confrontive, things may not have gone as far awry between William and Harry.
The way Robert Lacey wrote this book, it seems he is wanting you to read between the lines and see the true character of all those involved. He wants you to see that there could have been a better way to handle everything so the animosity is not there. It didn’t seem to me that he believes the split between the boys will be healed nor that the split between Harry and Megan and the royal family will ever be breeched.
If one has read all the tabloids and stories of the Royals over the years, nothing he brings out is a surprise. It is just the way he presents it that some details seem to take on more power than others.
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Sarah Discordia
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Don''t waste your money
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2020
This book is a rehash of Charles and Diana''s marriage, Megan''s early days, Kate''s early days....
Boring and nothing new. Don''t waste your money
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Jane
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Hogwash!
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
The book is simply another example of "royalists" trying to tear down Harry and Meghan to build up the preferred BRF royals, who simply aren''t as popular. The author, like many others, is monetizing Harry and Meghan. Returned.
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Gary Moreau, Author
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Why?
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
I am not a royal-watcher at any level. Nor do I follow the celebrity news. I have never watched the Kardashians and can only name one of the sisters. So why did I buy and read this book? I am an armchair philosopher and student of people. And I have been... See more
I am not a royal-watcher at any level. Nor do I follow the celebrity news. I have never watched the Kardashians and can only name one of the sisters. So why did I buy and read this book?

I am an armchair philosopher and student of people. And I have been intrigued as to why a prince and his wife would walk away from one of the plushest gigs on the face of the planet and I thought this book might provide some philosophical insight. If it did provide insight it didn’t provide any rational explanation. (And, yes, you can call me a hypocrite that I even knew that all of this de-royaling had transpired, not being a celebrity-watcher and all, but I haven’t been living under a rock.)

The author seems well informed and the writing is okay. But why? That is the question, at so many levels, that this book leaves me with. Why, most of all, does the monarchy continue to exist? The idea that the monarchy provides some level of reassurance in an unsettling world, which the author seems to support at some level, seems beyond comprehension to me.

What does come through loud and clear, among all of the protagonists, is that life really is personal. It is all about us. And I don’t mean that as disparagingly as it may sound. This is the message of Darwin, after all.

If you are looking for a message or redemption or self-sacrifice, however, you won’t find it here. That’s not to say that the royals are all bad people at every level. But they are royal. You can’t say that you are for ecology and helping the poor and buy a LA mansion with 12 bathrooms or jet around the world in private aircraft. As someone whose name I can’t remember once said, people don’t remember you for what you say or you do, they remember you for how you made them feel. When I turned the last page, to be honest, I felt angry. How can we still buy into this version of caring? It’s not.

The self-righteousness and the self-pity are beyond unseemly. Bright smiles are not what goodness is all about.

But I will stop now. If you do care about the royals and their trials and tribulations I encourage you to read the other reviews. I am going back to my preferred genres of applied mathematics and philosophy.

I wish none of these people ill will. That is not what I believe in. And they apparently don’t need my help anyway.
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rockhound
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Fair and well written
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
I was quite disappointed after reading the Scoble book ; so my expectations were not high for this book. I was pleasantly surprised that the author took great pains to address the roles, responsibility, and risks involved for the Royal Family. There''s no salacious gossip.... See more
I was quite disappointed after reading the Scoble book ; so my expectations were not high for this book. I was pleasantly surprised that the author took great pains to address the roles, responsibility, and risks involved for the Royal Family. There''s no salacious gossip. It is a well thought perspective.
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M. Crane
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
No full story involved!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
The author seems to be sitting on a fence. He has failed to recognise the destructive nature of the actions of Harry and Meghan, although everyone is aware Meghan is behind the ridiculous way Harry has behaved. This author has not provided the “full story” as he does not...See more
The author seems to be sitting on a fence. He has failed to recognise the destructive nature of the actions of Harry and Meghan, although everyone is aware Meghan is behind the ridiculous way Harry has behaved. This author has not provided the “full story” as he does not know the full story, and if he did he would not be reporting it as he appears terrified he might lose some of the contacts he has within royal circles. After rather a lot of dancing around, he finishes his book with seemingly the suggestion that William should build bridges with Harry! It is without doubt the most ridiculous suggestion as it is Harry who has been led by Meghan to create the unrest, discontent over their situation with her weird idea she is a lawyer. Her stated “Never underestimate the power of a good slap” seems to chime with her mother’s statement that “You never give away the milk free”! It seems strange coming from someone who supposedly was a social worker at one time! And it does not bode well for Harry’s son that anyone could consider “slapping” anyone results in a positive aspect. I did not read “Finding Freedom” as I considered it self indulgent, Poor Me material. The manner in which Meghan behaved in South Africa with her Poor Me scenario, whingeing about living in a palace, whilst all around her were living in poverty, summed her up very well. This book Battle of Brothers appears to be a fence sitting, repetitive offering of all that has been reported previously. And a bit of a waste of money and time.
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Tina
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The truth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
This book is nothing more than gossip. You could have found the information on the internet if you done a little research, and a few things they put in there was untrue Don''t waste your money half of the book is past royal history I didn''t want to know that they used hot...See more
This book is nothing more than gossip. You could have found the information on the internet if you done a little research, and a few things they put in there was untrue Don''t waste your money half of the book is past royal history I didn''t want to know that they used hot bed pans to smuggle in new born babies into the royal bed when a royal Heir to the throne is needed and wasn''t produced naturally. Neither did I want to know about the same story of Charles and Dianna''s marriage that was told over and over again. Most of the book was about other members of the royal family. I won’t be buying anymore royal rubbish, the last book I sent back “Finding Freedom” .
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BobL
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020
I was very disappointed with this book. In the first place I thought that it was ‘Mis-titled’ as there was no ‘Battle’ per se, just a young man who lacked appropriate parenting and because of his position in life a suitable mentor. He thus ended up in a somewhat...See more
I was very disappointed with this book. In the first place I thought that it was ‘Mis-titled’ as there was no ‘Battle’ per se, just a young man who lacked appropriate parenting and because of his position in life a suitable mentor. He thus ended up in a somewhat dysfunctional state. In addition to the above I came away with the feeling that the book was more a collection of newspaper cuttings with only a very few uniquely discovered facts. Overall, a disappointing read.
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Marnei
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Unbiased but same old story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2020
The best thing you can say about this book is that it gives an unbiased view, however, it is just a rehash of all that has been said before. The most disappointing thing was that Harry and Meghan did not take the opportunity offered by the royal family to work and live in...See more
The best thing you can say about this book is that it gives an unbiased view, however, it is just a rehash of all that has been said before. The most disappointing thing was that Harry and Meghan did not take the opportunity offered by the royal family to work and live in Southern Africa where they would have had more privacy, a more "normal life" and the good they could have done for the people there would have been immense. Sadly they chose their 11 million pound mansion in LA amongst the celebrities who would never have given Meghan the time of day without Harry''s royal title. Despite their cries of needing privacy we are now regularly subjected to this couple advising us all on how to live to benefit the planet etc. etc. while they, of course, live their lavish lifestyle jetting all over the place.
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Ariel50
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Disappointing, old news
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
A complete rehash of previous press articles/ books, word for word- disappointing, nothing new. Opportunistic given recent events but doesn’t add anything. Save your money
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