The Queen's Governess - Tessa Arlen
'Fans of The Crown will enjoy this poignant look behind the royal curtain' GEORGIE BLALOCK
A crown princess.
Her childhood nanny.
A shocking betrayal...
Marion Crawford is just twenty-two years old when she becomes governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose in 1931. As their beloved 'Crawfie', she is instantly confided in, trusted and immersed in the lives of the royal family.
As World War II finally comes to an end, it's clear that Princess Elizabeth has fallen in love. Now heiress presumptive to the British throne, no one believes that Prince Philip of Greece is a suitable husband for the future Queen of England. No one, that is, except for Crawfie.
For Crawfie, too, has fallen in love - and has convinced her fiance George that they must wait for Elizabeth and Philip to receive the King's blessing before she leaves the service of the Crown. Yet soon she finds herself torn between her loyalty to Princess Elizabeth and losing the man she loves.
But no one ever anticipated the betrayal that will sever her bond with the royal family forever...