‘The Royal We’ by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal WestarstarstarWhew, after the heaviness of the last book, I was ready for something much lighter, and this fit the bill quite nicely!

“American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.”

It’s really a silly imaginary courtship story about Will and Kate, but it did tickle my fancy and actually does give a glimpse into the unique pressures of living the royal life. I loved descriptions of Oxford and Windsor, and the apt portrayals of naughty red haired brother Freddie, as well as an entertaining version of Queen Eleanor. I think the true story is probably quite a bit more boring and a lot less boozy than this one, but celebrity fashion bloggers Cocks and Morgan have taken royal watching to a new fictional level with imaginings that do no harm and in fact do possess some warmth and wit. William and Kate do seem to be a sensible strong couple in real life, dealing creatively with the tricky situation of their lives, and this book underscores that.

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