Overnight, Diana Spencer emerged from relative obscurity to become the most famous--and most photographed--woman in the world. By all appearances, her marriage to Prince Charles was a Cinderella story come to life. Everyone knows how the fairy tale ended, but few people know that Diana's debut into the House of Windsor was as carefully manipulated as her public persona--and no one could have imagined what it would ultimately cost her.
Drawing from extensive research and exclusive interviews, acclaimed biographer Anne Edwards unveils the portrait of an enigmatic legend to give us never-before-revealed details of Diana's life; of her upbringing in a cold, autocratic family; of her search for love; of her tumultuous marriage with the Prince of Wales; and of an iconic princess who was as powerful a force as the Royal Family had ever encounter. Anne Edward paints and unforgivable portrait of a woman desperate in her marriage, fearful for her life, caught up in an ever more treacherous royal chess game.