Ahead of Prince Charles’s 70th birthday later this year in November, William Collins will be publishing a book revealing Princes Charles’s “desperate bid to rehabilitate himself” after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Authored by Tom Bower, the Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles will feature interviews from over 120 people who have worked for the prince or have been “welcomed into the inner sanctum of Clarence House” which “reveals a royal household rife with intrigue and misconduct”.
The rights to the book for the United Kingdom and Commonwealth from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown by Arabella Pike, publishing director.
On the book that will be released on 22 March, Pike said: “We are delighted to be working with the great Tom Bower once again. With his unparalleled skills as an investigative writer and biographer, Rebel Prince is the first to examine Prince Charles’s battle for rehabilitation since the death of Diana, his refusal to conform and his frequent meddling in areas that interest him.”
Adding that the book gives “unprecedented insight into Britain’s privileged class”.
A spokesperson for William Collins said: “The result is a book which uniquely will probe into the character and court of the Charles that no one, until now, has seen.”
Bower will examine how, in his belief, despite the hard work that Prince Charles has accomplished, he is still unpopular. The book will also discuss the Prince of Wales’ worry of what will happen to the Commonwealth and monarchy once he ascends the throne.
Bower commented, saying: “Fortunate not to have been destroyed by the various scandals, my story about Charles is a thriller which both his admirers and critics will find unremittingly revealing.”
Sources close to the Royal Family are less excited about the book, speaking to the Mirror calling the 120+ person interview “very sceptical”.
Other books by Bower include Tony Blair: The Tragedy of Power and Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football.