There are people who wait with bated breath for stories revolving around the British royal family, whether it is the birth of a baby, a wedding, or other comings and goings.
Now, hot on the heels of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child saying hello to the world, is Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle’s wedding this month.
As the date looms closer, more details are pouring in – from the kind of cake (lemon and elderflower) and music (there will be a teenage cellist) to the location (St George’s Chapel).
Bookstores are also stocking up on a variety of titles that will appeal to fans, history buffs, self-proclaimed experts, the sentimental or simply coffee table book lovers.
In the spirit of the upcoming royal wedding, here are a few books to check out to celebrate the occasion the bookworm way:
Harry and Meghan: Love Story by Emily Herbert
In this exclusive story of how the American actress stole the heart of a much-loved British prince, prominent columnist Emily Herbert traces the couple’s story – from how they met and fell in love, as well as insights into Meghan Markle’s upbringing in the US and her past relationships with well-known figures.
Shedding light on the truth behind the headlines and media speculation, this book will bring readers into the heart of a modern royal love affair.
The author has written on other well-known figures such as Robin Williams (Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951-2014), George Michael (George Michael: The Life: 1963-2016) and Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan: The Biography).
Harry and Meghan: Engagement by Halima Sadat
On Nov 27 last year, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, with a wedding planned for spring 2018.
With the wedding just around the corner, what better way to commemorate this special occasion with this beautifully illustrated souvenir guide.
This is a tale of a modern fairytale romance of how the fifth in line of the British throne met and fell in love with an American actress, daughter of an Emmy award-winning lighting director and a psychotherapist/yoga teacher.
Despite their different backgrounds and career paths, Harry and Meghan are united in their commitment to charitable campaigns.
This book includes lavish illustrations and some previously unseen images.
Harry: Conversations with the Prince by Angela Levin
This new biography reveals the real man behind the camera, once known to the public as a reckless rebel and now a respected role model.
What is Harry really like as a person, both on and off royal duty?
Journalist Angela Levin accompanied the prince on his royal duties for a year and was granted privileged access to his home in Kensington Palace; this book covers his troubled childhood, the effects of losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the key defining moments in a young man’s life that have enabled him to face his demons.
This biography tells the story of a complex man who has inherited his late mother’s extraordinary charisma and is determined to ‘make a difference.’
How to be a Princess by Katy Birchall
Inspired by the royal wedding on May 19, this collection of light-hearted stories spread love and joy all around in its celebration of what it takes to be a modern princess.
The interesting thing here is that this book combines real and fictional princesses.
The one thing they have in common with each other? They are awesome and inspiring!
Meghan, Elizabeth II, Diana, Catherine, Margaret, Elsa, Tiana, Fiona and Moana…how many do you know, and perhaps more importantly, how many will you come to love after reading this book?
Meghan Markle once said that with fame comes opportunity, but also responsibility: “To advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.” You go, girl.