The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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In The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Lady Colin Campbell tells the griping true story of Elizabeth's life. She reveals the truth behind: the mystery of her birth; her intra-family relationships; how she set about getting married; her relationship with her eldest brother-in-law prior to her marriage and afterwards, when he was Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, and Duke of Windsor; how she came to marry his younger brother Bertie; how the other members of the Royal Family viewed Elizabeth at various stages in her life and theirs; the real state of her marriage; the circumstances surrounding the birth of her two children and why she never had any more; the part she played behind-the-scenes in the abdication crisis; her antipathy towards Wallis Simpson and what their relationship was; Lord Beaverbrook's interpretation of events and the crucial part he played during the abdication and afterwards; Elizabeth's relationship with him; whether she had flirtations and romances during her marriage; Bertie's friendships with other women; Elizabeth's popularity during the Second World War and the contribution she made to the welfare of the nation during it; her role as wife and mother during and after it, her opposition to Prince Philip and her attempts to induce Lilibet to marry a peer's son; Bertie's opposition and the reason why; Bertie's illness and death; her adjustment to relatively young widowhood - the trouble she gave and the trouble she saved; her difficult relationship with Princess Margaret and the opinions of Margaret and some of her close friends and lovers of Elizabeth's true character; her role as a grandmother and how she treated her varying grandchildren; her incredibly luxurious and fun-filled lifestyle during the last forty years of her life; whether her drinking and gambling were really the problems they were rumoured to be; her relations with Diana and other in-laws especially when their marriages were collapsing; her death and its aftermath.

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Lady Colin Campbell has for the last four decades been a pre-eminent figure in international society and a fixture in gossip columns in the UK and the US as well as being a writer respected for her accuracy, outspokenness and fearless courage. Connected to the Royal Family through mutual ancestors and marriage, she is the author of the London Times and New York Times bestseller Diana in Private (1992) and the acclaimed posthumous The Real Diana, as well as several other successful books, some royal, others not. An attractive and articulate television presence who has retained the looks which made her a supermodel in the late 60s/ early 70s, she has over the years been a frequent contributor to all the major television channels on both sides of the Atlantic, including CNN, Fox TV, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese TV, ITV and the BBC. Her list of royal scoops is second to none. It was she who first revealed that Diana had an eating disorder; a psychiatric history; would be separated, then divorced; and would lose her royal title, amongst other firsts. She is frequently credited by publications worldwide with having written the best of all the Diana biographies, of which the following People Magazine quote is typical: "Some Palace watchers note that she has an impressive roster of well-placed contacts and credit her with writing the most believable Diana biography." She lives with her two sons in London and frequently visits the south of France, where the family has a chateau. She is a noted dog and cat lover whom the journalist Lynn Barber said is "the greatest gossip since Pepys" and Jenny Johnson of the Daily Mail claims is "the most entertaining person alive".

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