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Old 08-29-2004, 11:23 PM
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Favourite and recommended royal books

Im been collectors of Princess Diana since she died in 1997 but i got books at stores but i read about her life till her death,affairs,etc. and also Prince William too!

if you are interesting buy book from Majesty order where book been ordering like include Princess Diana,Prince William,HM Queen 2, HM Queen Mother and lots more in Royals but im been orders from Majesty and Amazon lots!

but im still more order from Majesty books and i would hope getting books from Amazon soon!

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Old 08-29-2004, 11:53 PM
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Amazon also have some interesting books,videos about The Royals include:Queen Elizabeth II,Queen Mum,Princess Diana,Prince William and a lot...
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:38 PM
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King Hussain of jordan has interesting book "mehnati ka malek" in english "My Job as a king" I read some pages of it and it is exciting.
also I would like to read queen Noor book "leap of faith" I read about it, but haven't read it yet.
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Old 09-02-2004, 08:43 PM
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I really enjoyed "Leap of Faith" and "Palace" by Christian De Massey. One of my favorite royal books was "Once Upon a Time" and of course I've read my share of Diana books... but I think QEII is more interesting "Lilibet" was really good.
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:07 AM
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I bought some books by mail direct from the Royal Collection shop, and they were a lot cheaper than the same books at Amazon.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:39 AM
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My favored Royal Book is the one I.... will buy next month!It is the one that is reffered to The Royal Estate of Tatoi 1800-1967(Publ.Kapon -Athens).All the ithers I've red I just ....adored
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:27 PM
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Does anybody else have any books about royals that they would like to reccommend to the rest of us?

Any book that made you even more interested in the royals?
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:55 PM
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My favourite royal book is a biography written by Tor Bomann-Larsen called "Kongstanken - Haakon & Maud 1". It is the first of two books, and I found them very helpful to clarify the somewhat confusing family relations between Europe's royal family.

I haven't read the second one yet (it's still not available at the library:(). It stired up a debate in Norway about wether it was King Haakon or Queen Maud's doctor who was the biological father of King Olav. It's the same author, but the title is "Folket - Haakon & Maud 2" and I think it's mainly about their life as king and queen of Norway.

I think that the book I've read is credible, because the author is one of few authors that have been alowed to work with documents from the royal archives throghout Europe, and all the sources he's used are refered to.

I haven't found an English (or other language) edition of this book, but it's written in Norwegian, so other Scandinavians can understand the book. But I recomend it for those who find the European royal family tree very confusing
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:21 PM
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There are still Kings: The Ten Royal Families of Europe. That was a good book. Also I saw one on Royal Jewelry that was quite nice to look at.
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:05 PM
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I like that book too There are Still Kings...
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I absolutely loved Diana:A Portrait.It had some really sweet and amazing photos of Diana.Diana:Her True Story was also good,but very sad.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:53 PM
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'Little Mother of Russia' by Corynne Hall. An extremely interesting bio on Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (nee Pss Dagmar of Denmark).
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There are still Kings: The Ten Royal Families of Europe. That was a good book.
I have also read this book. It's a good one. It's one of the few ones that I have found that profile monarchies other than the British one. However, it's really dated. According to the book, Olav is still King of Norway, Baudouin is still King of Belgium, Franz-Josef is still reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and Jean is still the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. :) There are many great pictures I have never seen to look through though.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:19 PM
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Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie is a really good book on the demise of the Romanov Dynasty I highly recommend it.

and he also wrote a book on Peter the Great which is also very good
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:27 PM
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I have also read this book. It's a good one. It's one of the few ones that I have found that profile monarchies other than the British one. However, it's really dated. According to the book, Olav is still King of Norway, Baudouin is still King of Belgium, Franz-Josef is still reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and Jean is still the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. :) There are many great pictures I have never seen to look through though.
Well, it´s old. Yes. I suppose you could say that it´s dated but for its time, it was fairly up-to-date. :)
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:21 AM
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My personal favorite so far has been:

Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugh Vickers. Although the writing style at times could be dry, the life of Princess Alice (who was mother of The Duke of Edinburgh, sister to both Britains First Sea Lord Earl Mountbatten of Burmer and Queen Louise of Sweden and neace of Empress Alexandra of Russia) is well worth the read. Alice's biography is a humanitarian read which Hugh Vickers has brought to life a princess who is rearly mentioned apart from her name in a paragraph about her famous son, Prince Philip. I recomend the book to anyone interested in Prince Philip, the Battenbergs, Dukes of Hesse, Greek Royal Family or Earl Mountbatten. :)
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:01 AM
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I think I can recommend the book "A Royal Family". It's the book based the television series by the same name. I found it useful in trying to keep track on how exactly the royals are related to one another. Of course the television series can also be bought on DVD in English, but I find that it is always nice to sit down with a book now and again.

There are also other books that have been very useful, but they're mainly Scandinavian in languages.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:42 PM
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I cant beleive I forgot to mention in my last post, Queen Noor's book - i really enjoyed that book, so much so three of my friends who have no interest in royalty borrowed it after me.
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:22 PM
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The Hapsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew Wheatcroft is a wonderful book. It chronicles the whole history of the Austrian Imperial Family from the 1300s to the First World War and contributes some useful insight into the intrigues and issues of the times. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good read.

Also, there's a book called The Fourth Crusade and The Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan Phillips which is magnificent. It's not exactly specifically royal in nature but it's very insightful when it comes to the culture clash between Western and Eastern Europe. It also speaks of the Byzantine Imperial Family, the Dukes of Flanders, the Doges of Venice, the Popes, and the Kings of Bulgaria and Europe, which is wonderful.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:29 AM
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My are "Diana: A Portrait" and "Diana: Her True Story". And also "There are Still Kings"
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