America cannot seem to get enough of the Cambridges. In the past two months, three new books have been published to satiate the appetite for all things royal, especially The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.
The three books: Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl, Kate: A Biography by Marcia Moody and The New Royal Family: Prince George, William and Kate, the Next Generation by Robert Jobson are being read not only by those who have a penchant for these types of royal books, but by a much younger audience who have been attracted to British Royalty following the recent royal wedding.
The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl, the Royal correspondent for the Mail on Sunday was the first of the three books to be published. The adoration of the Duchess of Cambridge is certainly helping sales of her book. “We have strong sales out of the gate,” Kathleen Schmidt, Publicity Director for Weinstein Book’s stated. Schmidt continued; “The reason why publishers keep doing Royal books is because there is still a lot of interest-young women especially adore (Kate) and that’s not going to go away.”
Many US fans of the Duchess of Cambridge enjoy the notion of being a princess and find the Duchess to be a positive role model instead of the Miley Cyrus’s and Amanda Bynes of the world. They admire and look up to the Duchess.
Marcia Moody, the author of Kate: A Biography also targeted a younger audience. Moody “wanted to pull together every scrap of information about (Kate), as well as provide new tidbits, stories and information,” the author stated in the USA Today article.
Jobson has been on the Royal watch since 1992 and attributes much of the popularity to William and Catherine. The return to favour for the Royals began when Prince Charles married the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. This “seemed to put the seal over the Diana years. Then we moved to the Will and Kate wedding and I had never experienced anything (as big) as that until the birth of Prince George, which was even bigger, ”Jobson stated in USA Today.
This is a rather historic time as the Duchess of Cambridge will eventually be the first queen in well over 300 years to not have an aristocratic or royal lineage. Prince George also made history in his own right. The Prince is the first royal baby born since the change in succession rules.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge certainly will add to the youthful exuberance and relaxed attitude as they become more involved in their Royal duties.