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Books Written by Prince Charles

Books About Highgrove

Highgrove: An English Country Garden by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness, photos by Marianne Majerus. Takes readers on a tour of the organic gardens at Prince Charles's estate, describing the thinking behind each planting, and lessons learned from trial and error. Published in 2015.

The Elements of Organic Gardening: Highgrove - Clarence House - Birkhall by HRH the Prince of Wales with Stephanie Donaldson. A practical guide to organic gardening as practised by Prince Charles. Published in 2007.

Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate by Charles, Prince of Wales and Charles Clover. In his own words, Prince Charles chronicles his frustrations, failures, and finally success at turning his Cotswolds home into a model of organic farming and gardening. Illustrated with beautiful photos. Published in 2002.

The Garden at Highgrove by Charles, Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green takes readers on an illustrated tour of the maze-like garden surrounding the estate where Charles has lived for decades. Published in 2001.


Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World by the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles shares his views on sustainability and climate change, what we have lost in the modern age, and how to regain the harmony of our ancestors. Illustrated with four-color photographs and charts.

Harmony: A Vision for Our Future by the Prince of Wales. In this children's edition of Prince Charles's adult book Harmony, the prince encourages global citizens of all ages to search for a harmonious balance with nature. For children ages 4 to 8.

Other Books

The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food by HRH the Prince of Wales. A 2011 speech by Prince Charles about the growing global food shortage. The prince advocates organic farming and resilient agricultural systems that, for the well-being of future generations, must be adopted today.

A Vision of Britain by Charles, Prince of Wales. Prince Charles shares his personal view of architecture.

Watercolours by Charles, Prince of Wales. This book contains more than 70 of the prince's paintings, accompanied by his captions.

The Old Man of Lochnagar by HRH Prince Charles, illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson. A children's book written by the Prince of Wales. For children ages 4 to 8.

Speeches and Articles 1968-2012: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales edited by David Cadman and Suheil Bushrui. Topics include the natural environment, architecture and the built environment, integrated medicine and health, society, religion and tradition. This is a two-volume set and very expensive.

Speeches and Articles 2013-2017: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales edited by David Cadman. Third volume in the series. (Expensive.)

Books About Prince Charles

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith. A biography based on hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time. Published in 2017.

Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles by Tom Bower. This critical biography, "relying on the testimony from over 120 people employed or welcomed into the inner sanctum of Clarence House, reveals a royal household rife with intrigue and misconduct." Published in 2018.

King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain by Robert Jobson. This biography explores the Prince of Wales's complex character and profoundly held beliefs. (Also published as Charles: Our Future King and Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams.)

Born to Be King: Prince Charles on Planet Windsor by Catherine Mayer. This biography shows the "skullduggery and unintentional comedy of court life." Published in 2015.

Radical Prince: The Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales by David Lorimer. Provides an overview of Prince Charles's philosophy, revealing his ideas on ecology, organic agriculture, holistic health, religion, architecture, and education.

Charles, Prince of Wales: A Birthday Souvenir Album by Jane Roberts. A biography in pictures, illustrated with many previously unpublished items from the Royal Archives and Royal Collection.

Charles, Prince of Wales by Gill Knappett. A short illustrated biography.

A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywormod by Mark Baker. Purchased in 2006 by the Prince of Wales's Duchy of Cornwall, Llwynywermod is the first royal home in Wales since the time of the English Civil War. This book charts its history.

Books About Charles and Diana

The Windsor Knot: Charles, Camilla and the Legacy of Diana by Christopher Wilson. Describes Charles and Camilla's first meeting, Camilla's marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, Charles' marriage to Diana, the apparent truce between Camilla and Diana at the end of Diana's life, and more.

After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor by Christopher Andersen. Promises "stunning revelations": why Diana feared for Camilla's life as well as her own; how Camilla dealt with being the most hated woman in the world; William and Harry's wild behavior; how Charles cheated on Camilla; the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to make Camilla queen; and more.

The King and Di: The True Story by Howard Hodgson. Describes Prince Charles as a caring hero and Princess Diana as a mentally frail person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.

Charles: Victim or Villain? by Penny Junor. This book caused a furious controversy when it was published. It portrays Prince Charles as a victim in his marriage, claiming that Princess Diana was the first to commit adultery (with her detective Barry Mannakee, now deceased) and that she made death threats against Camilla Parker Bowles. Although Junor claimed to have interviewed dozens of Charles's friends, the prince and Parker-Bowles denied that they authorized, solicited, or approved the book. Published in 1999.

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Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown by Penny Junor. This in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall argues that she played a central role in restoring the royal family's reputation after Prince Charles's split from Princess Diana. Published in 2018.

Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair by Gyles Brandreth. What are Charles and Camilla really like? This book offers a "revealing portrait of two unusual individuals." The author has met Charles, Camilla, Diana, their children, their families, and their friends. Published in 2007.

Camilla and Charles: The Love Story by Caroline Graham. This book promises to reveal everything about Charles and Camilla's relationship and their decision to marry. The author has reportedly spoken to sources "very close to the couple." Published in 2005.

Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami. Camilla Parker Bowles's great grandmother, Alice Keppel, was the mistress of Prince Charles's great great grandfather, King Edward VII. Camilla is said to have modelled herself after Mrs. Keppel. This book deals more with Mrs. Keppel's daughter Violet (not a direct ancestor of Camilla) than Mrs. Keppel herself, but contains enough detail about the king's mistress to be of interest to royalty fans.

Fiction and Drama

King Charles III by Mike Bartlett. A 2014 "future history play." Queen Elizabeth II is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. But how to rule? (Also available on DVD.)

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Children's Books

Prince Charles by Izzy Howell. A biography of Britain's Prince of Wales, illustrated with photographs. For children ages 8 to 11.

Movies and Documentaries

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Charles/Camilla: The Service of Prayer and Dedication. BBC footage of the religious service held after the royal couple's civil wedding.

King Charles, Queen Camilla. This documentary examines the past, present and future of a royal romance which has survived against all odds.

Princess Camilla: Winner Takes All! (2004). This documentary uses "specially shot and rarely seen footage."

Charles & Camilla - Whatever Love Means (2005). Movie about the early days of the couple's relationship, starring Laurence Fox and Olivia Poulet. I've seen this and it's not bad.

King Charles III. Adapted from the stage play. After the Queen s death, Prince Charles finds himself wrestling his conscience over a bill to sign into law.

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