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5 Books to Read While You’re Waiting for The Crown to Return

by | September 17

So, you finished the first season of The Crown, only to find yourself speaking with a British accent and craving crumpets and scones for afternoon tea… That can only mean that you binge-watched the entire second season and now you’re at a total loss until the series returns next year. I know what you’re thinkinga WHOLE YEAR?! While you wait patiently in your fascinator, check out these fascinating reads.

And I don’t know about you, but we’re already on the lookout for future reads about Prince Harry and Meghanalso now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

Game of Crowns

Game of Crowns

by Christopher Andersen

The titlea play on Game of Thronescaught our attention immediately! This book takes a closer look into the lives, relationships, and rivalries among three of the most interesting women of the British royal family today: Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Kate Middleton. The trio have surprising similarities yet stark differences at the same time. It’s an intriguing read about how the threesome work in tandem to directly shape the future of the monarchy. 

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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

by Craig Brown

On The Crown, Margaret is a force to be reckoned with! Known as one of the most controversial figures in the royal family, this biography examines her wild and free spirit, balanced by her sense of loyalty and duty to the crown.  

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My Husband and I

My Husband and I

by Ingrid Seward

Perhaps, one of the most compelling storylines of The Crown focuses on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. In this book, acclaimed royal biographer Ingrid Seward sheds new light on their relationship and its impact on their family and on the British nation as a whole. 

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William and Kate

William and Kate

by Christopher Andersen

Although The Crown centers around Queen Elizabeth II, we can’t get enough of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s fairy-tale romance. Follow their story in this book to see how their wedding defied all odds amid the scandals, power struggles, and frenzy that is the British royal family.  

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Diana

Diana

by Andrew Morton

We can’t mention Prince William without thinking of his and Prince Harry’s stunning mother, Princess Diana. This book claims a spot on our list because of the late Diana’s intimate involvement in the book’s publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen, and her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor.  

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Sheena works on the Corporate Digital Marketing team at Simon & Schuster. She loves traveling and always has a handful of books in her carry-on. Her favorite books to read are those set in different countries. When she’s not reading, you can find her binge-watching The Office or in the kitchen baking and decorating cakes.