If you ask me, royal books are having the best year ever.
First, I plowed through The Royal We in about three days and suffered from withdrawal.
THEN I discovered The Prince George Diaries (Michael Joseph books, November 2015) a satirical first-person account of George’s life, as recorded by the heir himself.
The book was written by the very smart, very funny Clare Bennett, a contributing editor to Tatler Magazine who has also worked on movies like Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary.
In fact, Hugh Grant declared the book “Very clever. Best diary of a two-year-old I’ve read this year.”
Bennett was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s imagined obsession with the Kardashians and what she was doing the day Princess Charlotte was born.
You gave readers a taste of The Prince George Diaries in Tatler’s November 2014 issue. When did you know this was bigger than just a column?
When Penguin asked me if I’d like to write an entire book! That was a pretty massive moment.
The way you described Kate watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians was fantastic. How did you come to imagine her sitting on the couch, binging on episodes?
I think I read somewhere that she watches it – although even if she doesn’t, I thought it would be funny to write about her doing deeply normal things like worrying about Kim and Kanye’s house taking too long to be ready because it was time North had her own room.
And also because I’m obsessed with the Kardashians and I therefore sort of won’t believe Kate isn’t too. Continue reading