The first book in my collection was an award for class prize in Year 9 in 1882, it was called "The Radiant Princess" and I fell in love with it, and her. I began collecting in earnest after that.
At the moment, my book collection totals 35, and I'm very excited about the prospect of adding William and Kate/Catherine books to it now!
I've listed all of the books I have below but that's more for my own record than anyone else's interest, because I doubt many of you would be. And, yes, I have read every single one of them cover to cover so I do know a bit about the royal family.
But I do want to know one thing.
Do you lend your books?
I have a lot of other books as well and I went through a phase years ago of lending and sharing but I used to stress myself silly when they weren't returned. Some have never come home and I still know where they are but haven't asked for them back. I did read once that books are meant to be shared, and (kind of like love) if you let them go and they don't return they were never yours in the first place. Except they were because I bought them! I did get over that eventually and accepted that books come and go, and that's fine.
Not, however, my royal family books!
I did recently lend some of them to my father-in-law.
They took so long time to come back that I was starting to get very nervous.
So that's it, no more.
No, you cannot borrow my royal family books!
Now, you can stop reading here,
you can scroll on and check out my collection.
Either way....let me know if you're a lender
1950 The Little Princesses
1969 The Royal Ladies
1981 Settling Down
1982 Charles & Diana The Prince & Princess of Wales
1982 The Princess of Wales - An Illustrated Biography
1982 Royal Children
1983 The Radiant Princess
1983 A Week in the Life of the Royal Family
1984 Royal Children
1984 Diana The Children's Princess
1984 The Royal Baby Book
1984 Prince Charles & Princess Diana - Portrait of a Family
1984 Royal Walkabout
1984 Royal Review - The Royal Year photographed by Tim Graham
1984 The Queen Mother
1984 Diana The Fashion Princess
1984 Royal Family Yearbook - Volume III
1984 In Public View The Nations' Snapshots of the Royal Family
1985 In Person The Prince and Princess of Wales
1985 Charles & Diana
1986 In Private - In Public: The Prince and Princess of Wales
1986 The Royal Presence in Australia 1867 - 1986
1986 The ITN Book of the Royal Wedding
1987 Inside a Royal Marriage
1988 Diana H.R.H. The Princess of Wales
1988 The Royal Style Wars
1988 The Royal Year 1988
1989 Royalty in Vogue
1991 Charles & Diana A Portrait of a Marriage (10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)
1992 Diana in Private - The Princess Nobody Knows
1999 Diana and the Rise of the House of Spencer
1999 Invitation to a Royal Wedding - Edward and Sophie June 19, 1999
2002 The Last Great Edwardian Lady
2003 A Royal Duty
2006 The Way We Were - Remembering Diana
Oh, I almost forgot my most special (and most expensive) one!!
2004 Diana The Portrait