A Royal Duty

Author: Paul Burrell

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The untold story behind one of the most sensational chapters in the history of the House of Windsor. Paul Burrell fought to clear his own name. Now he reveals new truths about Princess Diana – and presents for the first time as faithful an account of her thoughts as we can ever hope to read. He was the favourite footman who formed a unique relationship with the Queen. He was the butler who the Princess of Wales called ‘my rock’ and ‘the only man I can trust’. He was accused of theft, then acquitted following the historic intervention of the monarch. He was the Princess’ most intimate confidante – and is the only person able to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years. Now at last Paul Burrell cuts through the gossip and the lies and takes us closer to the complex heart of the Royal Family then ever before.

The Price of Royal Duty

Author: Penny Jordan

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Santina's rebellious princess Sophia made a shock exit from her brother's engagement party last night following the surprise announcement of her own arranged marriage. It seems Sophia did not favor the match…instead boldly stowing away on the magnificent Maharaja of Naipur's private jet! Staff insiders to the charismatic maharaja, Ashok Achari, aren't denying the pair spent a wild night together before being caught on film on arrival in Mumbai.… Scandal is the last thing the Santina royals need right now—might this maharaja be persuaded into taking Santina's runaway princess as his wife?


Mills & Boon Comics


Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels


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After five years of unrequited pining for Nic, her brother’s business partner, Brooke was thrilled he finally felt the same way. They were ecstatic and in love, but then Nic suddenly broke up with her and disappeared. A month later, Brooke notices her body changing and heads to Greece so she can find Nic and tell him the happy news. But Brooke is the only one happy about being reunited after so long. Nic is the prince of Sherdana, and he must find a wife, a woman of higher status than Brooke. Realizing she can never marry him, Brooke suddenly finds herself unable to tell him about the pregnancy…

The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

Author: Thomas Allsen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: History

Page: 406

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From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China. Besides marking elite status, royal hunts functioned as inspection tours and imperial progresses, a means of asserting kingly authority over the countryside. The hunt was, in fact, the "court out-of-doors," an open-air theater for displays of majesty, the entertainment of guests, and the bestowal of favor on subjects. In the conduct of interstate relations, great hunts were used to train armies, show the flag, and send diplomatic signals. Wars sometimes began as hunts and ended as celebratory chases. Often understood as a kind of covert military training, the royal hunt was subject to the same strict discipline as that applied in war and was also a source of innovation in military organization and tactics. Just as human subjects were to recognize royal power, so was the natural kingdom brought within the power structure by means of the royal hunt. Hunting parks were centers of botanical exchange, military depots, early conservation reserves, and important links in local ecologies. The mastery of the king over nature served an important purpose in official renderings: as a manifestation of his possession of heavenly good fortune he could tame the natural world and keep his kingdom safe from marauding threats, human or animal. The exchanges of hunting partners—cheetahs, elephants, and even birds—became diplomatic tools as well as serving to create an elite hunting culture that transcended political allegiances and ecological frontiers. This sweeping comparative work ranges from ancient Egypt to India under the Raj. With a magisterial command of contemporary sources, literature, material culture, and archaeology, Thomas T. Allsen chronicles the vast range of traditions surrounding this fabled royal occupation.

The Royal Wedding Collection

Once Upon A Prince, Princess Ever After, How to Catch a Prince

Author: Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Fiction

Page: 882

View: 667

Now Available in One Volume - The Royal Wedding Collection by Rachel Hauck Once Upon a Prince A royal prince. An ordinary girl. An extraordinary royal wedding. Princess Ever After Regina Beswick was born to be a princess. But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. How to Catch a Prince An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?

Royal Duty

Author: Marquita Valentine

Publisher: Loveswept


Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 246

Dating is hard. It’s even harder when you’re a royal . . . and you’re in love with your bodyguard. Six years ago, in order for international peace to be restored, Imogen Sinclair agreed to marry an eligible suitor chosen by Parliament before claiming her rightful place as Queen. Now the time has come to return from her exile in Charlotte, North Carolina, wed a prince, and ascend the throne. There’s just one little problem: Somewhere along the way, Imogen developed a massive crush on her bodyguard. Of course, a queen can’t marry a commoner, even one who’s saved her life countless times. So Imogen’s forced to choose between loyalty to her country—or to her heart. Former MI6 agent Luca Devereaux swore to take a bullet for Princess Imogen, but he never counted on falling for her. Since then, Luca has learned to accept that they can never be together. But when Imogen is called to London, nothing’s going to stop him from following her. Now Luca’s in for the toughest mission of his career: standing by her side while she’s courted by her future king. After all, Luca would do anything for Imogen . . . anything, except walk away. Don’t miss any of New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine’s Royals in Exile novels: ROYAL SCANDAL | ROYAL AFFAIR | ROYAL CHASE | ROYAL DUTY Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine “Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can’t wait for the next!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy “Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall “This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end. I can’t wait to read more by Marquita Valentine!”—New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes, on After We Fall “Marquita Valentine strikes gold with relatable and quirky characters in Hard to Fall. She will have you fanning yourself and then reaching for the tissues as you cry from laughter.”—Meghan Quinn, author of Stroked Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Royal Family

A Ladybird Souvenir Book


Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This special Ladybird mini-hardback book celebrates the British Royal Family, from the Queen to its newest members who are beginning to take on more royal duties. With plenty of photographs and packed full of information, find out all about the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The nation has taken the royal family into their hearts, and this child-friendly book explores their lives in fascinating, easy-to-read detail, from childhood achievements to royal engagements and weddings. Other titles include Her Majesty The Queen: Diamond Jubilee and Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge. Other titles include Her Majesty The Queen: Diamond Jubilee and Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge.