Book Review

Book Review: Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy by Andrew Morton

Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for the gifted copy.
Title: Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy
Author(s): Andrew Morton
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre(s): Nonfiction, Memoir
Synopsis:

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went on a blind date in 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead not only to their marriage, but ultimately to their eventual withdrawal from the royal family. From the joy and laughter of her wedding day to dark days when her mental health was so rocky she feared being left alone, Meghan’s life amongst the royals has been dramatic and tempestuous. She has now experienced the highs and lows of motherhood with Archie and Lilibet, and though she vowed to hit the ground running when she first joined the royal family, she felt—rightly or wrongly—that she ran full-tilt into a wall of prejudice and indifference.

With updates throughout the book and several entirely new chapters that provide a deep dive into the tumultuous journey Meghan has had in the wake of the royal wedding—acclimating to the demands of Buckingham Palace, the birth of her son Archie, and her and her husband’s decision to leave the royal family and forge a new life outside of England—this biography is the full and intimate story of Meghan’s life so far. Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton offers a window to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold. 

My Review:

Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy highlight the prejudices and indifferences, Meghan Markle had to face for love! Told by one of the best celebrity biographers, readers get a look at Meghan’s life from childhood to the present day. This page-turner is filled with unseen photos, personal stories, and hard truths.

Meghan Markle is such a captivating person with her intelligence, confidence, and compassionate nature. I think these traits are what draw so many people to her. I am always eager to learn more about her and this is a perfect book to do just that.

The book starts from the very beginning of her upbringing. From early on, you get a sense that her mixed-race and heritage are rightfully an important factor in her life. She questioned her heritage because she wanted to embrace every part of her. That should be something celebrated because everyone’s heritage should be celebrated. Unfortunately, it brings about prejudice, racism, and hatred. It’s sad that she had to learn this at an early age.

As she grew up, you see her determination for acting and philanthropy blossom. She just seems like a kind and generous human being. So, when she falls in love with a prince, Prince Harry to be exact, it is hard to imagine all the backlash.

I think Meghan and Harry should be applauded for following their hearts. Instead, it displayed the prejudice and hypocrisy of the monarchy. I mean don’t you think lessons from the past would have been learned after such a tragedy as Diana’s?

I think this book delves into the hard truths of a royal life and reminds people that being a prince or princess isn’t as glamorous and magical like the fairytales. I applaud Meghan and Harry for fighting for their love and their family.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy 4 stars. I feel like anyone who is a fan of Meghan and Harry’s story will enjoy this read. It is detailed and full of great photographs to give readers a glimpse at Meghan’s life then and now.

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