Buckingham Palace’s greatest fear came true when the FBI arrested Prince Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein on charges of under-age sex trafficking. Just before the marriage of Kate and Wills, a snapshot of Andrew with his arm around the naked midriff of the billionaire’s most articulate victim had surfaced. Despite sending stringent defamation warnings, the palace had been powerless to prevent headlines on the controversial friendship from moving in its direction like a hurricane.
Prince Andrew: The End of the Monarchy and Epstein investigates the story of the key players and allegations and counter-allegations in this unique, high-stakes royal drama. It provides a gripping and uncommon insight into the hidden privileges enjoyed by global power brokers, royalty and billionaires. Transcending the life of one man, it characterises a whole
institution and a way of life — the monarchy as we know it today. Prince Andrew’s official involvement with UK trade came to an abrupt end in 2010 when the prince was overheard discussing Saudi bribery and bribery in Kyrgyzstan, arguing that ‘people should be allowed to get on with their jobs’. And that was only the beginning of Buckingham Palaces headaches.
Nigel Cawthorne started his writing career at the Financial Times and has written books on the royal family and its history, as well as provided news comment on Sky, ITV, STV and BBC radio. He lives in Bloomsbury, London..
* First book on Prince Andrews threat to the monarchy
* Nigel Cawthorne’s has written bestselling Prince Philip: I Know I Am Rude and Call Me Diana.
* Daily Mail two-part serialisation from Friday 29 May.
* Terrific.’ Susie Dowdall Daily Mail Books Editor.
* ‘Unflinching… thoroughly enjoyed reading it.’ Simon Hills, The Times Weekend.
* ‘Well-written and impeccably researched’ The Daily Telegraph.
* ‘Wealth of research and depth of analysis’ Herald Sun.
* ‘Meticulously detailed and completely accessible.’ The Australian.
* ‘Raises deep questions about the size and modus operandi of the British monarchy.’ Financial Times.
* ‘Once the poster boy for the monarchy... powerful’ Rosamund Unwin, Sunday Times.
* ‘[A] psychological portrait.’ Daily Mail.
* ‘A ripping good read.’ Simon Hills Associate Editor, The Times.
* ‘Fascinating.’ Samantha MacAlister, BBC Newsnight.
* ‘Royal expert’ Daily Mail/Express Nigel Cawthorne.