"Sarah ""Sally"" Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British Royal Family. She has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair for over 20 years, and is married to Stephen G. Smith, former editor of U.S. News & World Report and current editor in chief of National Journal Daily. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
The FIRST MAJOR BIOGRAPHY to seek out the real Charles, from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen. 'Brilliant, startling. The royal biography everyone's talking about' Daily Mail ----------------------------- Drawing on extensive access to the Royal Family's inner circle, Sally Bedell Smith delivers unprecedented insights into Prince Charles, a man who possesses a fiercely independent spirit, and yet has spent his life in waiting for the ultimate role. Beginning with his lonely childhood, Smith details his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his love affairs, from the tragedy of his marriage to Diana to his eventual reunion with Camilla, as well as his relationship with the next generation of royals, including Will, Kate, Harry, and his beloved grandchildren. As this sweeping biography shows, Prince Charles is more complicated and compelling than we knew, until now. 'For all we know about Prince Charles, there is so much we didn't know - until now.' Tom Brokaw