• "As close as anyone will get to the truth"

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • "A rare, authoritative and welcome book"

    The Scotsman
  • "richly textured and judicious, and I doubt it will ever be bettered"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Gripping gloriously gossipy beautifully detailed, fair but never fawning - arguably the best royal biography of recent years (there has, of course, been competition...)"

    Gyles Brandreth, The Telegraph