People of Colour And The Royals
by Lady Colin Campbell
Date1st Oct 2019
Publisher: Dynasty Press Ltd
A familiar figure on television, known for her forthrightness, intelligence and warmth, Lady C was the most Googled living individual in 2015, when she was on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. A patrician dignity is offset by a rapier-sharp wit delivered in her unique combination of plummy English and Jamaican accent. It takes her unique heritage, courage, insight and experience to write a book as illuminating and hopeful as People of Colour and the Royals. It is a work which she hopes will go some way to healing the divisions of the past and consolidating the unity of the present into an even more cohesive future.
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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