American Princess

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Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Pages: 256
ISBN13: 978-0062859457



A behind-the-scenes look into the life of Meghan Markle and her romance with Prince Harry—a dishy, delightful must-read filled with exclusive insights for anyone obsessed with the Royal Family.

When Prince Harry of Wales took his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to have tea with his grandmother the queen, avid royal watchers had a hunch that a royal wedding was not far off. That prediction came true on November 27, 2017, when the gorgeous, glamorous twosome announced their engagement to the world. As they prepare to tie the knot in a stunning ceremony on May 19, 2018, that will be unprecedented in royal history, people are clamoring to know more about the beautiful American who captured Prince Harry’s heart.

Born and raised in Los Angeles to a white father of German, English, and Irish descent and an African American mother whose ancestors had been enslaved on a Georgia plantation, Meghan has proudly embraced her biracial heritage. In addition to being a star of the popular television series Suits, she is devoted to her humanitarian work—a passion she shares with Harry. Though Meghan was married once before, Prince Harry is a modern royal, and the Windsors have welcomed her into the tight-knit clan they call “The Firm.” Even a generation ago, it would have been unthinkable, as well as impermissible, for any member of Great Britain’s royal family to consider marrying someone like Meghan. Professional actresses were considered scandalous and barely respectable. And the last time an American divorcee married into the Royal Family, it provoked a constitutional crisis!

In American Princess, Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan’s romance by leading readers through centuries of Britain’s rule-breaking royal marriages, as well as the love matches that were never permitted to make it to the altar; followed by a never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the Royal Family into the 21st century; and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance with Prince Harry.


—Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII

“Steeped in rich historical fun facts and couched in the context of previous royal romances and rituals, Leslie Carroll’s American Princess is heartwarming, informative, and compulsively readable. Carroll is the perfect writer for this story—she delivers this modern day fairytale with her signature élan and enthusiasm, and this read is as fresh, substantive and charming as the royal couple it covers.”
—Allison Pataki, NY Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress

“Leslie Carroll’s books on royalty are “an irresistible combination of People Magazine and the History Channel.”
—Chicago Tribune