Andrew Morton is hard at work with another book about the Royal Family. Morton, the same author who was first to write about Princess Diana's unhappiness in her marriage, has been tapped to author the story of Princess Diana's son Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.
"The nuptials of the English royal family's most popular and glamorous couple are sure to be essential viewing not just for England, but for the entire world and this book will be a gorgeous record of what may well prove to be a turning point in the history of the British royal family," Morton said in a statement.
Details of Morton's efforts are vague at this point, but our understanding is that he will begin working with the story of when Prince William met Kate Middleton eight years ago while both were attending University.
The book is also expected to uinclude some 150 photographs, including 32 of the wedding itself.
Andrew David Morton (born 1953 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) is a former British Fleet Street tabloid journalist, and a biographer.
Before moving into a career in journalism, he attended grammar school, then studied history at the University of Sussex.
Andrew Morton wrote a biography of Princess Diana called Diana: Her True Story. Following Diana's death in 1997, Morton issued an edition entitled Diana: Her True Story, Commemorative Edition.
Morton received public attention after Diana's death, when he revealed the extent of her collaborations with him. He achieved greater prominence in the United States after the publication of Monica's Story.After Monica's Story, he investigated a mining disaster, which became his first non-royal journalistic account, Nine for Nine: The Pennsylvania Mine Rescue Miracle. He also wrote an authorized biography of Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi. The book resulted in a libel case brought against Morton by a Kenyan judge; Morton lost the case and was ordered to pay 45,700 in damages.Then Morton moved on to "king and queen of pop culture," as he termed them, David Beckham and his wife Victoria. Posh and Becks, became a No. 1 best-seller in the United Kingdom, but received little attention in the United States.Soon after, Morton announced that he would be taking on the "queen of pop", Madonna. Despite a seven figure advance by St. Martin's Press and a 500,000-copy first printing, Madonna failed to make waves in America, where it spent only two weeks on the New York Times best-seller list (peaking at No. 8). By contrast, J. Randy Taraborrelli's Madonna: An Intimate Biography, released at the same time, became a massive best-seller in the United Kingdom (though it only made the extended New York Times best-seller list). Morton subsequently wrote another Diana book entitled In Pursuit of Love, with information that he had left unaddressed. The book made the New York Times best-seller list.Morton's next project is a biography on Angelina Jolie, titled Angelina: An Authorized Biography.