Edward Windsor Royal Enigma: The True Story of the 7th In Line to the British ThroneBy Wendy Leigh
- Author: Wendy Leigh
- Binding: Hardcover
- Published: 1999-06-01
A source of endless public fascination, the British royal family garners headlines on an almost daily basis. Only one member has eluded intense scrutiny -- until now. When the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prince Edward, announced on January 6 of this year that he would wed his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Rhys-Jones, the world took notice. The last of the Queen's children to marry, Edward has "delighted" his parents with the news. But Buckingham Palace has seen the other royal children's marriages end in divorce...will Edward's be the one that lasts? His business card reads simply "Edward Windsor, Television Producer." (He heads his own production company.) This surprisingly low-profile thirty-five-year-old royal has never been the focus of the scandals that keep his family in the news. However, many questions remain unanswered. Now, in this explosive and comprehensive new unauthorized biography, British-born biographer Wendy Leigh explores the questions that have swirled around Prince Edward since his birth, including: What was the true nature of the relationship between Edward and his sister-in-law, Princess Diana? How did Diana really feel about Sophie Rhys-Jones -- and how does Sophie feel about Diana? What is Sophie really like, and why did it take five years for Edward and her to become engaged? What really made Edward give up the Royal Marines for a life in the theater? Is there any truth to the rumors about Edward's sexual orientation? What is the unsavory trait that Edward shares with an illustrious royal relative? No matter how he chooses to live his life, neither he nor the world can escape the fact that Edward is simply not an ordinary person. His mother is one of the wealthiest women in the world. His oldest brother, Prince Charles, is heir to the throne. And his sister-in-law was Princess Diana, whose premature death sent the world into mourning. Edward Windsor, the working prince, is determined to be judged on his own merits. As his betrothed says, it will be "business as usual" after she becomes the wife of a prince. The world will be watching.