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Prince Charles - The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life-logo

Prince Charles - The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Sally Bedell Smith

From the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen comes the first major biography of Prince Charles in more than twenty years-perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This vivid, eye-opening biography-the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time-is the first authoritative treatment of Charles's life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day. Prince Charles brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities, and convictions. It begins with his lonely childhood, in which he struggled to live up to his father's expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. It follows him through difficult years at school, his early love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his intense search for spiritual meaning. It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana; his eventual reunion with his true love, Camilla; and his relationships with William, Kate, Harry, and his grandchildren. Ranging from his glamorous palaces to his country homes, from his globe-trotting travels to his local initiatives, Smith shows how Prince Charles possesses a fiercely independent spirit and yet has spent more than six decades waiting for his destined role, living a life dictated by protocols he often struggles to obey. With keen insight and the discovery of unexpected new details, Smith lays bare the contradictions of a man who is more complicated, tragic, and compelling than we knew, until now. With a Preface read by the Author Advance praise for Prince Charles "Prince Charles is an eighteenth-century gentleman with a twenty-first-century mission. His love of tradition c

From the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen comes the first major biography of Prince Charles in more than twenty years-perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This vivid, eye-opening biography-the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time-is the first authoritative treatment of Charles's life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day. Prince Charles brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities, and convictions. It begins with his lonely childhood, in which he struggled to live up to his father's expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. It follows him through difficult years at school, his early love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his intense search for spiritual meaning. It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana; his eventual reunion with his true love, Camilla; and his relationships with William, Kate, Harry, and his grandchildren. Ranging from his glamorous palaces to his country homes, from his globe-trotting travels to his local initiatives, Smith shows how Prince Charles possesses a fiercely independent spirit and yet has spent more than six decades waiting for his destined role, living a life dictated by protocols he often struggles to obey. With keen insight and the discovery of unexpected new details, Smith lays bare the contradictions of a man who is more complicated, tragic, and compelling than we knew, until now. With a Preface read by the Author Advance praise for Prince Charles "Prince Charles is an eighteenth-century gentleman with a twenty-first-century mission. His love of tradition c
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen comes the first major biography of Prince Charles in more than twenty years-perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This vivid, eye-opening biography-the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time-is the first authoritative treatment of Charles's life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day. Prince Charles brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities, and convictions. It begins with his lonely childhood, in which he struggled to live up to his father's expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. It follows him through difficult years at school, his early love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his intense search for spiritual meaning. It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana; his eventual reunion with his true love, Camilla; and his relationships with William, Kate, Harry, and his grandchildren. Ranging from his glamorous palaces to his country homes, from his globe-trotting travels to his local initiatives, Smith shows how Prince Charles possesses a fiercely independent spirit and yet has spent more than six decades waiting for his destined role, living a life dictated by protocols he often struggles to obey. With keen insight and the discovery of unexpected new details, Smith lays bare the contradictions of a man who is more complicated, tragic, and compelling than we knew, until now. With a Preface read by the Author Advance praise for Prince Charles "Prince Charles is an eighteenth-century gentleman with a twenty-first-century mission. His love of tradition c

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

18h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:29


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:17


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:12


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:34


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:56


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:21


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:04


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:22


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:29


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:14


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:05


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:46


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:19


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:50


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:53


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:49


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:41


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:54


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:51


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:32


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:44


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:24


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:27


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:02


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:57


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

09:00


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:02


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:32


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

09:00


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:45


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:47


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:48


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

00:36