Review by: Mandy Apgar
This, and Loades' Princes of Wales are a good example of what Prince Charles said many years ago - that he felt that time would vindicate him as an essentially OK, albeit flawed, guy. Done with the direct participation of his son, the latter's personal papers and access to key personnel and others involved, it is a biography of the "spare to the heir" but the sad thing about it is how much time Harry and the others spend in vindicating his father. Yes, Harry is Charles' biological son. The Queen actually authorized DNA tests just to try to shut up conspirators (fat chance). Yes, he and William were the ones who chose to walk behind their mother's coffin. They were not used as bullet shields. No, I do not like it when people make fun of Camilla. No, my parents' divorce was not her fault and it was over before she re-entered things. Yes, I was in Afghanistan and this is what happened. Etc. Sure the guy was a bit dotty as a kid but with the background he had it is a miracle those two turned out the way they did.