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John Blake to publish Robert Jobson’s biography of the future queen

Following the highly successful publication of Our King last year, John Blake, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, will publish Catherine, the Princess of Wales: A Biography of the Future Queen by Robert Jobson in July 2024. 

UK & Commonwealth rights were acquired by Ciara Lloyd directly from the author. 

Robert Jobson is Royal correspondent for the Evening Standard and The Sunday Times-bestselling author of Our King and Charles at Seventy. Through the author’s extensive connections within the royal household, this dynamic new biography tells the full story of how Catherine, the Princess of Wales, became the woman she is today.

Kate Middleton’s life story seems like a modern-day fairy-tale. An attractive, clever, and ambitious girl from unexceptional beginnings meets and falls in love with a wealthy prince when they are both college undergraduates. Now, with the British monarchy in transition, Catherine is destined to become the first “commoner Queen” in British history since Anne Hyde, wife of James II. Robert Jobson is positioned to tell all on this half of the dynamic duo that has become arguably the most popular members of the royal family.

As the royals continue to gain legions of new, younger fans, there is increasing interest in the histories and back stories of the principal players in this story. Through the author’s connections with sources both on and off the record within the royal household, this dynamic new biography will tell the full story of how Catherine became the woman she is today.

Author Robert Jobson said: “Behind that sparkling public smile is a strong-willed woman with a sharp intellect and a tenacious resolve. Someday, this middle-class Berkshire girl, will become King William V’s consort, arguably becoming the first true queen of the people, from the people. I’m really pleased to be working with Bonnier again to bring Catherine’s story to light.”

Publishing Director of John Blake and Blink Ciara Lloyd said: “Robert is the man in the know when it comes to the lives of the Royal family. After the success of the instant Sunday Times bestselling Our King last year, I’m thrilled to be publishing Robert’s new book on Catherine, full of his trademark insight on the woman who will one day be Queen.”

Catherine, the Princess of Wales: A Biography of the Future Queen by Robert Jobson will be published by John Blake on 4th July 2024 in HB, ebook and audiobook.