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On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in recent years. Ever since the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2010, every detail of the wedding has captured headlines around the globe....

Title : Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance
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ISBN : 9780761380290
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance Reviews

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-04-21 18:54

    Read it with my daughter. A quick read giving basic details about the royal couple's relationship. I didn't read anything that I didn't already know.

  • Katy
    2019-04-19 13:45

    A good quick read that gives an overview of William and Kate’s love story; I’d recommend for struggling readers or someone who needs a rather fast & basic knowledge of the Duke and Duchess ❤️

  • Aparajitabasu
    2019-03-24 14:58

    Biographies or Autobiographies or even Non Fictions are not my thing but i do love to read them if the person in question is interesting and yes if the subject is the English royal family then they are pretty much included in the interesting faction and I chanced upon netgalley and got to read this ARC(advanced reader copy) of Prince William and Kate: A Royal Romance by Matt Deoden.Here is the summary :On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in recent years. Ever since the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2010, every detail of the wedding has captured headlines around the globe. Why all the excitement? William is second in line to become Britain’s king. William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales is the firstborn child of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales. And through marriage to William, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton—known as Kate—turned from a commoner into a duchess. If William becomes king one day, Kate will be the Queen Consort. Follow the couple’s royal romance from their first meeting at the University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their relationship, to the romantic wedding ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey.Although the entire details presented in the book was pretty much showcased on news channels around the world during their wedding preparations but most of audience to which this book is targeted wasn’t yet born when Diana’s death happened, so the short review within the first few pages was just perfectly sized, considering that this isn’t the story of Diana and her children, but of William himself and of his history with Kate. Not too long, not too short, and perfectly reverent.The titular character - personality of the book are upon whom the whom the whole thing is based upon. The book goes on to chronicle William’s history up until he meets Kate, and then it’s a joint history leading up to their wedding. Considering that this is a middle-grade book that will probably be ending up in elementary and middle school libraries all over the States (and other places too), there is a lot of information contained within these few pages that will hold the attention of these readers quite easily. The glossy pictures and the articulated pages don’t hurt, either, especially when it comes to digesting all of this information.The writing is straightforward, with very little in the way of speculation or gossip and the author has included definitions of some words that may be new to the intended audience. (Example: “perceptive” – able to see and understand things clearly.) The new Royals seem to have given hope back to the world, even though their power is more or less just constitutional anyway. Everyone roots for the underdog, and for a long time William was the underdog due to the obstacles thrown at him by life and his family.While not for the seasoned royal watcher, Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance is, all-in-all, a good introduction to the newlyweds for the pre-teen crowd.

  • usagi ☆ミ
    2019-04-16 15:49

    I remember the night Princess Diana died – my mom didn’t stop crying after she heard the news for about three days straight. She looks very much like Diana (as she did back then) and had more than one thing in common with her (though I won’t reveal what those things in common are). I also remember watching the funeral later that week and wondering what it would be like to go on without a Mom, especially if I were in the shoes of William and Harry, and how I would turn out. Now, 14 years later, I have my answer along with a short (but interesting) education on how William and Kate got together.Most of audience to which this book is targeted wasn’t yet born when Diana’s death happened, so the short review within the first few pages was just perfectly sized, considering that this isn’t the story of Diana and her children, but of William himself and of his history with Kate. Not too long, not too short, and perfectly reverent.The book goes on to chronicle William’s history up until he meets Kate, and then it’s a joint history leading up to their wedding. Considering that this is a middle-grade book that will probably be ending up in elementary and middle school libraries all over the States (and other places too), there is a lot of information contained within these few pages that will hold the attention of these readers quite easily. The glossy pictures don’t hurt, either, especially when it comes to digesting all of this information.The new Royals seem to have given hope back to the world, even though their power is more or less just constitutional anyway. Everyone roots for the underdog, and for a long time William was the underdog due to the obstacles thrown at him by life and his family. This book shows the hope that Kate gave to him and thus to the world, of a new age where commoner and aristocracy/monarchy can wed in peace, of a new age where the monarchy goes out among the people and cares about them more than ever. An enjoyable read, and I think that the kids who read it will enjoy it too.(crossposted to goodreads, shelfari, and witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com)

  • Cleffairy
    2019-04-08 16:57

    Reviewed at: : Over A Cuppa TeaDate reviewed: 13 July 2011Review link: : http://cleffairy.com/?p=5689 This world is corrupted and tainted with so many distrust that sometimes, people stopped believing in true love. Reading the journey of Prince William and his wife, Kate (Duchess Kate) made me feel that despite the corrupted world, true love still exists. Reading this book makes my heart melt and knees buckle… in a good way that is.‘Prince William and Kate’ is a wonderful biography about the royal couple, and I daresay it will make a wonderful memorabilia if you’re a fan of the royal couple. It’s wonderfully illustrated and the biography followed the journey of Prince William and Kate’s courtship to marriage in a way that will make the readers swoon.This book is a keeper and makes a wonderful gift or a permanent library collection.I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Lerner Publishing Group via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.

  • Crys
    2019-03-22 15:54

    This nonfiction piece serves as a biographical sketch of the Royal couple. The information was presented in a delightful, age appropriate way.The author takes great care in explaining the complicated life of Prince William in terms that young readers can understand. The biographical information on the Prince and on Kate was quite interesting and the writing had a nice flow. What I enjoyed most about the novel was how the author wove the lives of these two together. He first focuses on William, revealing information on Will's life before and after the death of his mother. He then transitions into Kate's world, allowing readers a glimpse into the life of a woman that little is known about, with exception to her being "Will's girlfriend." The biography then concludes with the two joining as husband and wife.With plenty of colorful photographs to enhance the information provided, this biographical sketch is a “must read” for any young reader doing research on the royal family or just interested in learning about Prince William and Kate.The information is insightful, making the information quite accessible to juvenile readers.

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    2019-04-19 16:54

    It's probably not a secret that I'm into all things royal and I'm a sucker for a good love story. I love the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He was one of the most famous bachelors in the world and she was a middle-class girl from the English Countryside. The fact that they fell in love is just way romantic to me. When I saw that I could get this book off of Netgalley, I jumped for it.Are you going to learn anything new about their relationship? No, not really. The book doesn't really shed any new light on their relationship that hasn't already been covered extensively on tv or in magazines. It's a quick, heartwarming read. The pictures are gorgeous and while many of them have been seen extensively in magazines and other books and the like, it's a great collection all in one book.Bottom line: This book would make a great gift for a middle grade or young adult person who has an interest in the royal family. Although any adult who has been intrigued by the love affair between Will and Kate will probably like this book as well.

  • Becky
    2019-03-23 18:47

    Prince William and Kate: A Royal Romance is a nicely written biography of the two main players in the recent "wedding of the century". It's interesting and moves along at a good pace, with absolutely gorgeous pictures. It's very appropriate for middle-grade and junior high readers, as it glosses over some of the aspects of the Charles and Diana drama that parents and teachers would probably rather not discuss with young readers just yet. It also unobtusively defines words that young readers might be unfamiliar with right in the text, which is a nice feature. It deals mostly with the early lives of both William and Kate, both individually and together, jumping from their engagement to their wedding rather quickly (which was refreshing, having lived through all the media hype surrounding the time period, though later readers who haven't may wish for more details). This book will make a nice addition to the YA/children's biography shelf of any library or collection.

  • Kristina
    2019-04-12 11:49

    Unlike a lot of other Americans, I have never been one to care about the Royal Family, but that Kate Middleton is something else! I just adore her. She’s beautiful and has style and class. I think she makes a great Princess and will make a wonderful Queen. When I saw Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance on netgalley, I requested it right away because I really wanted to learn more about Kate and her relationship with William.It’s only 52 pages, and it includes a lot of pictures from their wedding, their courtship, as well as from their childhoods. Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance is wonderful, educational and perfect for younger children! I think it really gives kids a sense of the Royal Family and the story was easy to follow and easy to understand.I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know a little more about the Prince and Princess. I also think it is a wonderful book to carry in school libraries!

  • Mary Kate
    2019-04-04 12:02

    Written for young audiences, Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance nicely lays out the story of Prince William of Wales and his bride, Kate Middleton. The writing is straightforward, with very little in the way of speculation or gossip and the author has included definitions of some words that may be new to the intended audience. (Example: “perceptive” – able to see and understand things clearly.) The young royals are presented as real people with strengths and weaknesses and there is some explanation of the changing role of the royal family over the years. The book design is attractive and the photo quality is excellent.While not for the seasoned royal watcher, Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance is, all-in-all, a good introduction to the newlyweds for the pre-teen crowd.Listed as for ages 9-12. I would drop that to, perhaps, ages 6-10.

  • Kathy
    2019-04-13 17:58

    In honor of the Royal Visit to Canada and their Canada Day visit to Ottawa I decided to review this book today even though it is not available for several months. This is a book for older children that explains the lives of Prince William and Princess Catherine up until their wedding. It is a great book for children and is beautifully illustrated so it is a good quick flip through for adults. It follows both of their lives from childhood through schooling and into their adult lives. It is a great read for children and I enjoyed it as well!

  • SISlibrary
    2019-03-25 16:55

    Matt Doeden presents the newest royal couple through the pages of Prince William and Kate: A Royal Romance. Through this text we learn about the couples childhoods, their family life and the building of their fairy tale romance. I think that Doeden presents an unbiased look at the royal family and Kate's journey to becoming part of it. The text is written for a younger audience. It is interesting and informative.Recommendation: Grade 4-9

  • Lisita
    2019-04-16 17:44

    This is an American author that added nothing special that I hadn't already heard. It's the size of a child's book and I was disappointed with the content. Nothing new. Just someone in my opinion trying to profit off of the Prince and Princess.

  • Angela
    2019-04-04 13:35

    I should have read a more up to date book, this one ended at the wedding. I wish it had more pictures and more quotes about what they really thought. It seemed like just a bunch of facts you could have read in the newspapers.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-26 16:43

    Found this on NetGalley and thought it was going to be a YA biography. Instead, this would be a good biography of the couple for young children. It doesn't provide any insights to adults or anyone past fifth grade.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-07 14:50

    More like a kid's book.

  • pati
    2019-04-07 15:32

    A very simple overview of Prince William's and his wife Kate's lives. A good beginning for any young royal watcher to say the least.

  • Natalie Monson
    2019-04-03 17:38

    Cute. I liked the little history behind what happened in their lives. Not too in-depth and just enough.