************Have you ever wondered what Princess Diana was like before she stepped out of the carriage at St. Paul’s Cathedral?
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Britain, 1961: A beautiful blonde baby is born to Viscount Althorp, heir to the Spencer earldom. But Diana, and her three siblings, grow up amid the fallout of her parents’ messy divorce. Sent away to boarding school at a young age, she struggles academically and with making friends. She sought refuse in romantic novels. She dreams of falling in love and being whisked away by a handsome prince.
In royal circles, there is concern about the Prince of Wales. Charles is nearly 30 and unmarried; a suitable match must be found, and fast. She must be young, aristocratic and completely free of past liaisons—pure and innocent. Eighteen-year-old Diana Spencer is the perfect candidate. She yearns to be loved, and the royals are desperate for a bride. But the path to becoming a princess isn’t dripped in gold; she must learn to balance royal and public expectations atop her tiara. But Diana’s dream of love will change a nation.After writing about Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood years in The Royal Governess and exploring the royal scandal of Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor in The Duchess, this intimate look at Princess Diana is the grand finale of Holden’s “Royal Outsiders of Windsor” trilogy. Written with a modern lens, Holden shows how Diana’s small actions changed the way women live today.
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