The love story between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip told in a novel

For more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have lived the perfect love. In April 2021, the sovereign had to say goodbye to her husband. This death has shed light on their journey as a couple. A royal story that inspired author Flora Harding for her new novel “Before the Crown”.

After the series “The Crown” which revealed a great interest around the British royal family, a new novel was released on January 12, 2022, to the delight of fans of royalty.

The plot of “Before the Crown“takes place in 1943, in the midst of WWII, and focuses on the beginning of the love affair between Princess Elizabeth and naval officer Philip. As war rages across the country In the world, Princess Elizabeth comes face to face with the dashing officer she met in London nine years ago. A young lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Philip embodies everything that goes against etiquette: instability, daring and adventure – King George VI learns of their relationship, it is jeopardized by protocol and court pressure – the only risk she has ever been allowed to take. The risk that even the shadow of the crown will not prevent it from taking.

This book pays tribute to Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, as he was preparing to celebrate his hundredth birthday. After her death, Queen Elizabeth II had to face painful ordeals: Brexit, the division of the royal family after the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the United States, the health crisis or the prince’s problems. Andrew with justice.

For her part, the author Flora Harding is already preparing the release of her next book. It will be called: “The People’s Princess”. And as you will surely have guessed, it will evoke the life of Lady Diana.

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