Tom Bower in conversation with Andrew Billen

Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles

Tom Bower in conversation with Andrew Billen

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A famous controversialist takes to the stage to bring down the curtain on the 2018 Literary week... Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana’s death, his approval rating crashed to 4% and has been only rescued by his marriage to Camilla. Nevertheless, just one third of Britons now support him to be the next king.

In unearthing many secrets surrounding the dramas that encircle Prince Charles, Tom Bower - 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. The result is a book – and a talk - which uniquely will probe into the character and court of the Charles that no one, until now, has seen.

Tom Bower is an investigative journalist noted for his unauthorized biographies of controversial power-brokers including Richard Branson, Tiny Rowland, Robert Maxwell, Conrad Black, Bernie Ecclestone, Mohamed Fayed, Geoffrey Robinson, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. His 2003 book Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football won the 2003 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.