Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown

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Throughout history, the British monarchy has relied on its courtiers – the trusted advisers in the King or Queen’s inner circle – to ensure its survival as a family, an ancient institution, and a pillar of the constitution. Today, as ever, a vast team of people hidden from view steers the royal family’s path between public duty and private life. The Queen, after a remarkable 70 years of service, is entering the final seasons of her reign without her husband Philip to guide her. Meanwhile, Charles seeks to define what his future as King will be, with his court wielding ever greater influence as he plans for his accession. The question of who is entrusted to guide the royals has never been more vital, and yet the task those courtiers face has never been more challenging. This book reveals an ever-changing system of characters, shifting values and ideas over what the future of the institution should be.

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FEATURING A BRAND NEW CHAPTER ON KING CHARLES III AND HIS CORONATION

‘Fascinating’ The Times
Tantalising’ Telegraph

The gripping account of how the royal family really operates. Valentine Low, royal correspondent for The Times, asks the important questions: who really runs the show and, with Charles now crowned as King, what will happen next?

Today, as ever, a vast team of people hidden from view steers the royal family’s path between public duty and private life. The question of who is entrusted to guide the royals has never been more vital, and yet the task those courtiers face has never been more challenging.

With the departure of both Harry and Meghan and the disgraced Prince Andrew from royal life, the complex relationship between modern courtiers and royal principals has been exposed to global scrutiny. William and Kate – equipped with a very twenty-first-century approach to press and public relations – now hold the responsibility of making an ancient institution relevant for the decades to come.

Courtiers reveals an ever-changing web of complex characters, shifting values and ideas over what the future of the institution should be. This is the story of how the monarchy really works, at a pivotal moment in its history.

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Weight 291 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3 cm
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Paperback

Pages

384

Language

English

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Dewey

941.086 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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