People of Colour and the Royals

People of Colour and the Royals

People of Colour and the Royals

With her royal insider's knowledge and historical insight, Lady Colin Campbell turns her attention to People of Colour and the Royals. She herself is strongly vested in the subject of colour, being the proud product of one of the most prominent families in the multi-racial world of Jamaica. When she was born there in 1949 that country had, although inadequate, more progressive and inclusive race relations than anywhere else. In her first eighteen years she lived through the transitional period from colonial heyday to independence in 1962, to the subsequent political and demographic changes.

Jamaicans hold very dear the concept of their national motto 'Out of Many One People', and she understands the nuances whereby all Jamaicans, irrespective of colour, are regarded as members of the Black Community. Her lack of prejudice allows her to examine the sometimes difficult past with welcome objectivity and refreshing candour, and Jamaica has continued to spearhead many of the positive changes taking place in larger countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. Her book is full of welcome surprises.

A London Times and New York Times best-selling author, acknowledged internationally for her unrivalled royal connections and access to information unavailable to other writers, Lady Colin Campbell’s several ground-breaking books on the British Royal Family include Diana in Private, the 1992 biography which first revealed the state of the Wales marriage, Diana's health issues and her ambitions for the future, as well as The Royal Marriages (1993), The Real Diana (2004), The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (2012), and The Queen's Marriage (2018).

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11 Oct 2019
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About the author

  • Lady Colin Campbell

    Lady Colin Campbell

    Lady Colin Campbell is a highly successful and prolific author and has been a prominent and often controversial figure in royal and social circles for many years. She perhaps is best known for her international bestselling book Diana in Private, 1992, and her subsequent extended and revelatory biography of the Princess of Wales, The Real Diana published in 2004. She has written books on the Royal Family, been a long term columnist and appeared numerous times on TV and Radio as an experienced Royal Insider and expert on the British aristocracy. In 1997 she published her autobiography, A Life Worth Living, which was serialised in The Daily Mail

    Born in Jamaica, she spent much of her early adult life in America where she became a model and studied apparel design. She is connected to British royalty through common ancestors such as the Emperor Charlemagne and William the Conqueror as well as, through her marriage, to the uncle of the Duke of Argyll, who is a cousin of the Queen. She has two sons and lives in London.

    Titles by Lady Colin Campbell

    A Life Worth Living
    Daughter of Narcissus
    Empress Bianca
    Meghan and Harry: The Real Story
    People of Colour and the Royals
    The Real Diana
    The Queen's Marriage
    The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother