International Best Seller
The Times (UK) Memoir of the Year
One of Newsweek‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2020
An amazing narrative of drama, disaster, and royal tricks by Anne Glenconner – a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. As seen on Netflix’s The Crown.
Anne Glenconner has actually been at the center of the royal circle from youth, when she fulfilled and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sibling, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn kid of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who managed among the biggest estates in England, as a child she was considered “the best frustration” and not able to acquire. Since then she requires all her durability to make it through the vipers of court life with her funny bone undamaged.
A unique witness to landmark minutes in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth’s crowning, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret up until her death in 2002, Anne’s life has actually included amazing drama and disaster. In Lady in Waiting, she will share numerous intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret’s closest confidante in addition to her own fight for survival: her damaged-off very first engagement on the basis of her “mad blood”; her 54-year marital relationship to the unpredictable, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a previous servant; the death in the adult years of 2 of her kids; a 3rd child she nursed back from a 6-month coma following a dreadful bike mishap. Through everything, Anne has actually continued, taking a trip the world with the royal household, consisting of checking out the White House, and establishing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the abundant and well-known-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and numerous other political leaders, aristocrats, and celebs.
With extraordinary insight into the royal household, Lady in Waiting is an amusing, honest, remarkable, sometimes heart-breaking individual story recording life in a golden cage for a female without any inheritance.