William & Catherine

William & Catherine

Their Story

By Andrew Morton

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312643409, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2011


""I'd been carrying around the ring with me....I would not let it go. You hear a lot of ""horror stories about proposing and things go horribly wrong, but it went really, really well." "--HRH, Prince William of Wales

The marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton is one of the most significant royal events of recent times. As second in line to the throne, the elder son of the much mourned Diana, Princess of Wales-whose famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring he bestowed on his future bride-William embodies the hopes and expectations of millions of people around the world. And as a "commoner" who will become a princess, Catherine brings romance and freshness to a very traditional union.
Acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton, who was trusted by Diana herself to recount her true story to the outside world, has been covering Prince William since birth. Now he brings his unique insights to this portrait of the histories and characters of the bride and groom-from their family backgrounds, their childhoods, and the early days of their relationship at university, through their ups and downs as a couple in the public eye, their private engagement in Kenya, and all the glamour and drama of the wedding itself. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, both a chronicle and a lasting memento of a day to remember, "William & Catherine" brings us both the public spectacle and the private moments as only the author of "Diana: Her True Story "can reveal them.

About the Author
ANDREW MORTON is one of the world's best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking 1992 biography revealed the secret world of Princess Diana, prompting Tina Brown to declare in "The Diana Chronicles," "The journalist Morton most reminds me of is Bob Woodward." "Diana: Her True Story" became a #1 "New York Times" bestseller, as did "Monica's Story," Morton's portrait of the young woman behind the blue dress in the Clinton White House. The winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year by the British Book Awards and Scoop of the Year by the London Press Club, he lives in London and has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, and Europe in his research for this biography.

Praise For William & Catherine

"Andrew Morton--author of the groundbreaking 1992 biography Diana: Her True Story--presents a photo-laden, gossip-studded history of the newlyweds that will satisfy royal fans hungry for more."  --Entertainment Weekly

"This book is by Andrew Morton, the British journalist turned royal biographer, almost as famous as his tiara-topped targets...[who] examines the couple from the perspective of a biographer who knew Diana well and watched William grow to manhood." --USA Today