Instaread Summary of Game of Crowns Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne by Christopher Andersen
Five out of five stars
Even if you are not a close follower of the House of Windsor, that would be me, this summary will generate some interest in the British Royal Family. Any student of history understands that manipulations by relatives to acquire an occupied throne has happened many times. The only real difference with the modern Windsors is that much of what is being done is publicly known and assassination is no longer practiced.
With Queen Elizabeth reaching her ninetieth birthday, it is clear that she will likely not occupy the throne much longer. Prince Charles is of course the next in the line of succession, but his very public split with beloved Princess Diana and liaison with Camilla has made him unpopular with the public. Third in line Prince William is very popular with the public, many consider him the savior of the British monarchy.
This summary is an excellent synopsis of the ability of the House of Windsor to adapt to changing conditions and the current machinations that are taking place between the principals. Many will find the manipulations of Prince William’s wife Kate to be the most interesting point in the summary. There is also mention of the actions of Kate’s mother in trying to get her married to William.
The summary is well written, people that follow the British Royal Family will no doubt be strongly influenced to acquire and read the book. Andersen is a very experienced author, so while his sources are generally not primary, the reader is convinced that the information about the Windsors is accurate.
This book was made available for free for review purposes