Anyone who wakes up in Britain and takes a newspaper to bed this weekend could be forgiven for thinking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are under the covers with them.
Such is the heavy coverage in the UK media, as royal authors and commentators line up to publish books that were presumably written months before Queen Elizabeth’s death earlier this month, but were held back for fear of offending the popular queen during the final chapter of her reign.
Excerpts from at least three books by leading authors and royal correspondents have been published in the weekend papers.
vanity fairRoyal writer Katie Nicholls is publishing ‘The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown,’ in which she details, among other revelations detailed in the daily mailthe Queen’s “surprise” that Meghan Markle, a divorcee, opted to wear white at her wedding to Prince Harry.
Also in the daily mail is author Angela Levin with her book on ‘Camilla, from Outcast to Queen Consort’ published on September 29.
Possibly the most problematic editorial arrival for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is Valentine Low in The times. Last year, he was the first to reveal allegations of harassment against Meghan by members of her staff, and has now written a book ‘Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown’. giving a full rundown of events, including his revelations that the staff who departed the Palace have since labeled themselves “the Sussex Survivors Club”.
There’s other news happening in the UK right now but, from a glance at this weekend’s front pages, you won’t necessarily know.