The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain
An explosive and revealing new biography of Britain’s future king by the journalist dubbed “the Godfather of royal reporting” by the Wall Street Journal.
Based on extensive fresh material and resources, Robert Jobson’s biography provides a definitive insight into the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, as he approaches his seventieth birthday at a watershed moment in the history of the modern British monarchy.
Exploring well beyond the banal newspaper headlines that have caricatured Charles over the years, the book debunks the myths about the man who will be King, telling his full, true story; exploring his complex character, his profoundly held beliefs and deep thinking about religion—including Islam—politics, the armed services, monarchy, and the English constitution, providing an illuminating portrait of what kind of monarch Charles III will inevitably be.
Although this book is not an official biography, the Prince’s office, Clarence House, has agreed to cooperate with the author, who has spent nearly thirty years chronicling the story of the House of Windsor as an author, journalist, and broadcaster.
Jobson, who has met Prince Charles on countless occasions, will draw on the knowledge and memories of a number of sources close to the Prince who have never spoken on the record before, as well as members of the Royal Household past and present who have served the Prince during his decades of public service. It will reveal that there are plans for Charles to serve as Prince Regent once the Queen turns ninety-five, how he already reads all of the government briefings at his mother’s insistence, and why he feels it is his constitutional duty to pass on to ministers his thoughts and feelings in his controversial “black spider memos.” Beyond that, King Charles also reveals the truth about the Prince’s deeply loving but occasionally volatile relationship with his second wife and chief supporter, Camilla.
The result is an intriguing new portrait of a man at last on the cusp of kingship.