On My Reading List

#23. Biography- ‘ Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life’ by Sally Bedell Smith, 2017

“…’Poor Charles’ was the constant refrain in my researches. It was spoken in despair by those who loved him, with sarcasm by those who resented him. Despite his gilded upbringing- the palaces and leafy retreats, the cosseting and automatic deference- his was a life of frustration. His every step along the way was inspected and analyzed: his promise, his awkwardness, his happiness, his suffering, his betrayals and embarrassments and mistakes, his loneliness, his successes- and especially his relentless search for meaning, approval, and love…”