Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner audiobook

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

By Anne Glenconner
Read by Anne Glenconner

Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780306846366
9.16 Hours Unabridged
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**International Bestseller** An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. As seen on Netflix's The Crown. Lady Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Lady Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Lady Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. With unprecedented insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Biographies of Royalty

A London Times Pick of Memoir of the Year

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A #1 iBooks bestseller in Biographies & Memoirs

A Publishers Weekly Pick of New and Notable Titles

A Newsweek Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Year

**International Bestseller**


An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. As seen on Netflix's The Crown.


Lady Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact.


A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Lady Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Lady Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities.


With unprecedented insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lady Anne Glenconner’s life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy, and resilient survival.” Tina Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Royal obsessives and casual observers alike will devour this memoi.” Newsweek
“With her tales of partying with Mick Jagger on Mustique and attending Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, delivered. What I didn’t expect, however, was tearing up while I read them.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A smart, dishy, and truly touching autobiography.” Town and Country
Lady in Waiting is a total hoot—I can’t put it down.” Daily Mail (London)
“This memoir of consorting with Princess Margaret and the royal family is remarkable.” Sunday Times (London)
“Discretion and honor emerge as the hallmarks of Glenconner’s career as a royal servant, culminating in this book which manages to be both candid and kind.” The Guardian (London)
“Whether describing scenes of delicacy or debauchery, these insider accounts are fascinating. Glenconner is unfailingly perceptive, honest, and amazingly down-to-earth.” Booklist (starred review)
“A remarkable memoir—containing, at last, a genuine portrait of Princess Margaret from one who knew her well. But this book is poignant too, and through the pages shine [Anne’s] courage and good-humored acceptance of her demons and tragedies.” Hugo Vickers, author of Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

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Author Bio: Anne Glenconner

Author Bio: Anne Glenconner

Lady Glenconner was born Lady Anne Coke in 1932, the eldest daughter of the fifth Earl of Leicester, and grew up at their ancestral estate at Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England. She was a maid of honor at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and then married Lord Glenconner in 1956. They had five children together, three of whom survived. In 1958 she and her husband began to transform the island of Mustique into a paradise for the rich and famous and where Princess Margaret built her favorite home. She was appointed a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret in 1971 and kept this role—accompanying her on many state occasions and foreign tours—until the princess’s death in 2002. She lives in a farmhouse in Norfolk.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English