Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hello! Royal Special Prince William and Kate

Hello Canada! is the publisher of Prince William and Kate A Celebration of Their First Royal Tour.   This is the 2011 U.S. Commemorative Edition,  which means this particular Hello! Royal Special is not available for sale in the United Kingdom or Canada, although I expect there is a similar Canadian edition.

The 130 page soft cover book is not (yet) on Hello! Canada's site with order information or an image to add to this review.  The cover photo shows William and Catherine arriving for the BAFTA gala in Los Angeles.

You  would think that this volume would be all about the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official visit to Canada, which was followed by a three-day trip to California.   Look at the title: "A Celebration of Their First Royal Tour."  Surely, this would indicate lots of photographs and coverage of the tour.

Not exactly.  The tour gets about 30 pages..  The rest of the publication is padded with features and photos of William and Kate, a timeline of their lives, the engagement, the wedding, the palaces, Pippa and Harry,  Kate's fashions, and a few photos of Diana, too.

The final article in the publication is by Christopher Wilson and titled "Facing the Future."  Wilson believes the monarchy is safe and secure, thanks to William and Catherine.

I would have preferred if Hello! had produced a publication that fit the title - with a lot a more photos and coverage of North American trip. 

Far too much fluff!

The price of this special volume is $9.99.

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