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18 Must-Read Books for Your Family

 On May 6th, 2023, the world will watch this once-in-a-lifetime event unfolding live. There is no better time than now to learn about the history of coronations, the pageantry, and the man who will be crowned Sovereign. King Charles and Camilla are devout readers and have even penned a few books.

Queen Camilla has been quoted as saying, “You can escape, and you travel, and you can laugh, and you can cry. There’s every kind of emotion that humans experience in a book.”

So now seems like the perfect time to pick up a book about Charles, Camilla, and the coronation. We would like to thank Town & Country Magazine for compiling a list of books for all ages. Here are their picks for all things coronation:

Books About King Charles for Adults

Charles III: A King and His Queen

Royal photographer Chris Jackson’s photo tribute book King Charles and Queen Camilla. From formal moments to more candid behind-the-scenes, Jackson hopes to give insight into the King and Queen’s character.

Random House Trade Paperbacks Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Royal biographer Sally Bedell has written biographies about Diana, Princess of Wales and of Queen Elizabeth before turning attention to Charles. She writes, “His status was determined from birth. How he dealt with that fate in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is the story of a most improbable life.”

Our King: Charles III: The Man and the Monarch Revealed

This most recent biography by royal reporter Robert Jobson features interviews with the King himself.

Hearst Home The Queen: A Life in Pictures

King Charles’s coronation is a time to reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth. This beautiful book takes readers through the reign of Elizabeth II.


Reading about the King, from the perspective of his younger son, is enlightening.  In Spare, Harry gives readers a full portrait of his father. Definitely worthy of a read.

Coronation: A History of the British Monarchy

Author Roy Strong has set out to put each coronation since the 10th century into “its political, social, religious, and cultural context.”

God Save The King: The Sacred Nature of the Monarchy

As Charles III is crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and Defender of Faith, this book explains the Christian symbolism of the coronation and the unique significance of Christian monarchy in the history of the British Isles.

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World

His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankind’s most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature.

Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort

This book is a compelling new biography of Camilla, Queen Consort, that reveals how she transformed her role and established herself as one of the key members of the royal family.

King Charles III

A sumptuous celebration of the life of His Majesty King Charles III, published to coincide with the festivities, traditions, and pageantry of his coronation on May 6th, 2023.

Rizzoli Highgrove: An English Country Garden

This book, written by the then Prince of Wales, gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what he has planted over the decades at this home.

Arrow Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair

Gyles Brandeth offers a look at Charles and Camilla’s history through the decades.

Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations

This is the first comprehensive and in-depth study of the music that was performed at British coronations from 1603 to present.

Shire Publications Royal Coronations

This is part of series of illustrated introductions to British history.

Books About King Charles for Children

It’s Up to Us: Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children’s Terra Carta)

King Charles III authored the featured foreword in this beautifully written children’s book. Something we may not know – the King cares deeply for the world and its future.

King Charles (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Perfect for children ages 4 to 7 years. This book follows the life of King Charles III.

King Charles III: Celebrating His Majesty’s Coronation and Reign

This is the perfect biography for kids ages 5-9 years of age. It’s filled with delightful illustrations that describe the life of King Charles.

The Boy Who Would Be King

This is a beautifully illustrated full-color tribute to King Charles III, published to mark his coronation. What a beautiful, poetic celebration of the new monarch. From the best-selling creators of There Once is a Queen.

Our King Charles

In this book, children will learn about Charles’ childhood as the first British royal to attend school, his efforts to protect and campaign for the environment, this incredible charity work, and so much more. This is the perfect gift for all the family to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation.

Town and Country Magazine has compiled an excellent list of books for anyone wanting to learn more on the British monarchy, coronations, or King Charles III. May 6th, 2023 will be a momentous occasion full of pomp and circumstance. Join together as the world watches King Charles III be crowned Sovereign.

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