Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance

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On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in recent years. Ever since the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2010, every detail of the wedding has captured headlines around the globe.

Why all the excitement? William is second in line to become Britain's king. William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales is the firstborn child ...

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Overview

On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in recent years. Ever since the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2010, every detail of the wedding has captured headlines around the globe.

Why all the excitement? William is second in line to become Britain's king. William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales is the firstborn child of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales. And through marriage to William, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton-known as Kate-turned from a commoner into a princess. If William becomes king one day, Kate will be the Queen Consort.

Follow the couple's royal romance from their first meeting at the University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their relationship, to the romantic wedding ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761380306
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Born To Be King 8

Overcoming Tragedy 14

Young Kate 18

William, Meet Kate 23

His Highness And Her Shyness 25

Choosing Their Paths 28

Ups And Downs 32

Countdown To Engagement 35

The Future 38

Important Dates 42

Sources Notes 44

Selected Bibliography 45

Further Reading 46

Index 48

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    This is a candid, lively biography of William and Kate, a romantic couple that has entranced the world ...

    It was a fairytale wedding for Charles and Diana, but there was one to come in future years that would equally dazzle the world. Pomp and circumstance wowed the world the first time, but it would be the essence of love that would captivate them when Wills and Kate took their vows. Things weren't always so happy for Wills, whose official title is William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales. His parents, "the famous Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales," had a rocky marriage. After they divorced his mother tragically lost her life in 1997 in an automobile accident in Paris. His mother had protected him, but she could not keep him from the hurt he felt after her untimely death.

    Wills was born in 1984, as was Kate, his future bride. Wills was well aware that all eyes were on him as a royal and possible future king of Britain. Paparazzi swirled around the royal family, but his parents tried their best to make his life as private as possible. An excellent education was important and Will's attended the best of schools. Initially they were private, but later he went to the prestigious University of St. Andrews in Scotland where he met Kate. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, more commonly known as Kate, had "grown into a young woman who got a lot of attention from boys." One of them was Wills. In this book you will learn about their childhoods, interests, how Wills worked through the grief of losing his mother, their sparkling personalities, what happened when they broke up, their engagement, and you'll learn many other fascinating things about this royal couple.

    This is a candid, lively biography of William and Kate, a romantic couple that has entranced the world. It is an excellent introduction to Britain's monarchy for the younger reader and perhaps a collectible book for the older one. This type of text is often used as a stepping stone to a school report, especially one based on the historical aspects of the monarchy. There are numerous full color photographs scattered throughout the book and two sidebars. The captions add additional information to the biography. For example, the reader learns that "William's grandmother, queen Elizabeth II, lives in Buckingham Palace with her husband Prince Philip," when a photograph of the palace is shown. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary,a timeline of important dates, source notes, a selected bibliography, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.

    This book courtesy of the publisher.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    Great biography for younger readers

    Prince William and Kate: A Royal Romance is a nicely written biography of the two main players in the recent "wedding of the century". It's interesting and moves along at a good pace, with absolutely gorgeous pictures. It's very appropriate for middle-grade and junior high readers, as it glosses over some of the aspects of the Charles and Diana drama that parents and teachers would probably rather not discuss with young readers just yet. It also unobtusively defines words that young readers might be unfamiliar with right in the text, which is a nice feature. It deals mostly with the early lives of both William and Kate, both individually and together, jumping from their engagement to their wedding rather quickly (which was refreshing, having lived through all the media hype surrounding the time period, though later readers who haven't may wish for more details). This book will make a nice addition to the YA/children's biography shelf of any library or collection.

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