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Books About Highgrove
Highgrove: An English Country Garden by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness, photos by Marianne Majerus. Takes readers on a tour of the organic gardens at Prince Charles's estate, Highgrove, describing the thinking behind each planting, lessons learned from trial and error, and future plans. Published in 2015.
The Elements of Organic Gardening: Highgrove - Clarence House - Birkhall by HRH the Prince of Wales with Stephanie Donaldson. A practical guide to organic gardening as practised by Prince Charles. Published in 2007.
Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate by Charles, Prince of Wales and Charles Clover. In his own words, Prince Charles chronicles his frustrations, failures, and finally success at turning his Cotswolds home into a model of organic farming and gardening. Illustrated with beautiful photos. Published in 2002.
The Garden at Highgrove by Charles, Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green takes readers on an illustrated tour of the maze-like garden surrounding the estate where Charles has lived for decades. Published in 2001.
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World by the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles shares his views on sustainability and climate change, what we have lost in the modern age, and how to regain the harmony of our ancestors. Illustrated with four-color photographs and charts.
Harmony: A Vision for Our Future by the Prince of Wales. In this children's edition of Prince Charles's adult book Harmony, the prince encourages global citizens of all ages to search for a harmonious balance with nature. For children ages 4 to 8.
The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food by HRH the Prince of Wales. A 2011 speech by Prince Charles about the growing global food shortage. The prince advocates organic farming and resilient agricultural systems that, for the well-being of future generations, must be adopted today.
A Vision of Britain by Charles, Prince of Wales. Prince Charles shares his personal view of architecture.
Watercolours by Charles, Prince of Wales. This book contains more than 70 of the prince's paintings, accompanied by his captions.
The Old Man of Lochnagar by HRH Prince Charles, illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson. A children's book written by the Prince of Wales. For children ages 4 to 8.
Born to Be King: Prince Charles on Planet Windsor by Catherine Mayer. This biography shows the "skullduggery and unintentional comedy of court life." Published in 2015.
Radical Prince: The Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales by David Lorimer. Provides an overview of Prince Charles's philosophy, revealing his ideas on ecology, organic agriculture, holistic health, religion, architecture, and education.
Charles, Prince of Wales: A Birthday Souvenir Album by Jane Roberts. A biography in pictures, illustrated with many previously unpublished items from the Royal Archives and Royal Collection.
The Prince of Wales by Jonathan Dimbleby. The author of this biography conducted lengthy interviews with the prince and was given access to his private letters and diaries. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywormod by Mark Baker. Purchased in 2006 by the Prince of Wales's Duchy of Cornwall, Llwynywermod is the first royal home in Wales since the time of the English Civil War. This book charts its history.
The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla and the Legacy of Diana by Christopher Wilson. Describes Charles and Camilla's first meeting, Camilla's marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, Charles' marriage to Diana, the apparent truce between Camilla and Diana at the end of Diana's life, and more.
After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor by Christopher Andersen. Promises "stunning revelations": why Diana feared for Camilla's life as well as her own; how Camilla dealt with being the most hated woman in the world; William and Harry's wild behavior; how Charles cheated on Camilla; the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to make Camilla queen; and more.
The King and Di: The True Story by Howard Hodgson. Describes Prince Charles as a caring hero and Princess Diana as a mentally frail person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Charles: Victim or Villain? by Penny Junor. This book caused a furious controversy when it was published. It portrays Prince Charles as a victim in his marriage, claiming that Princess Diana was the first to commit adultery (with her detective Barry Mannakee, now deceased) and that she made death threats against Camilla Parker Bowles. Although Junor claimed to have interviewed dozens of Charles's friends, the prince and Parker-Bowles denied that they authorized, solicited, or approved the book. Available from Alibris.
Diana vs. Charles: Royal Blood Feud by James Whitaker. A sensational account of the breakup of the royal marriage, with transcriptions of secretly recorded conversations between the prince and princess and their lovers. From Alibris.
The Palace Diaries: The True Story of Life Behind the Palace Gates by Sarah Goodall and Nicholas Monson. The author, Sarah Goodall, worked for Prince Charles as Lady Clerk from 1988 to 2000.
Royal Service: My Twelve Years as Valet to Prince Charles by Stephen P. Barry. A revealing insider's portrait of the royal family, published in 1983. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
The Housekeeper's Diary: Charles & Diana Before the Breakup by Wendy Berry. As housekeeper to Prince Charles and Princess Diana at their Highgrove mansion from 1985 until their 1992 separation, Berry witnessed the slow disintegration of their marriage. This book was banned in the United Kingdom. Available from Alibris.
Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair by Gyles Brandreth. What are Charles and Camilla really like? This book offers a "revealing portrait of two unusual individuals." The author has met Charles, Camilla, Diana, their children, their families, and their friends.
Camilla: An Intimate Portrait by Rebecca Tyrrel. Biography of Prince Charles's longtime girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles. Depicts Camilla as "urbane, witty and sexy, but intensely private."
Camilla and Charles: The Love Story by Caroline Graham. This book promises to reveal everything about Charles and Camilla's relationship and their decision to marry. The author has reportedly spoken to sources "very close to the couple."
A Greater Love by Christopher Wilson tells the story of Prince Charles's long affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Published in 1994.
Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami. Camilla Parker Bowles's great grandmother, Alice Keppel, was the mistress of Prince Charles's great great grandfather, King Edward VII. Camilla is said to have modelled herself after Mrs. Keppel. This book deals more with Mrs. Keppel's daughter Violet (not a direct ancestor of Camilla) than Mrs. Keppel herself, but contains enough detail about the king's mistress to be of interest to royalty fans.
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett. A 2014 "future history play." Queen Elizabeth II is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. But how to rule?
Duchy Originals Cookbook by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton. Recipes inspired by the Duchy Originals organic food brand, which was founded by Prince Charles.
The DVDs listed below are formatted for North American audiences. (Some links below may not be visible if you are using the ad-blocking feature of Norton Personal Firewall.)
Prince Charles: The Public Man, the Private Role. This documentary from A&E's "Biography" series follows the prince to foreign capitals, aboard the royal yacht, even through an assassination attempt. In a series of conversations, Charles discusses his life, including his first marriage.
60 Minutes - Prince Charles. In this revealing 2005 interview, the prince discusses his efforts to stay relevant and preserve tradition. (Note: The interview is only 15 minutes long.)
King Charles, Queen Camilla. This documentary examines the past, present and future of a royal romance which has survived against all odds.
Princess Camilla: Winner Takes All! (2004). This documentary uses "specially shot and rarely seen footage."
Charles/Camilla: The Service of Prayer and Dedication. BBC footage of the religious service held after the royal couple's civil wedding.
Prince Charles at 50: Heir to Sadness. From the Royal Family Collection.
Charles & Camilla - Whatever Love Means (2005). Movie about the early days of the couple's relationship, starring Laurence Fox and Olivia Poulet.
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