#1 The Making of a Royal Romance
This is the book to read if you want to know all about Kate's major in college, Harry's military career, & Wills' clubbing days.
Don't you think it must be hard to be a young royal? Or any royal really. I know they're rich & famous & there are some massive perks. But just imagine having absolutely no choice over your life or career, & being required to live two blocks from your parents even when you're in your sixties. Must be a bit brutal sometimes.
#2 The Young Victoria
If you liked the movie Young Victoria, try the book too. I bought this one in the Kensington Palace gift shop, so I figure it must be legit.
Victoria is everywhere you go in London... statues, portraits, train stations named after her. She was only 18 when she became Queen & she had 9 kids with Prince Albert before he died at 42. All while, you know... ruling the country.
#3 The Diana Chronicles
Princess Diana managed to capture the attention of basically everyone who was alive in the eighties & nineties. This book has it's gossip-column-y moments, but it's actually pretty insightful & manages to reveal Diana as a charming & deeply flawed girl.
(Have you seen previews for the film Diana that's coming out with Naomi Watts as Princess Diana?)
Get to know good ol' Wills, the man born to be king. (Just to clear up any confusion out there: Charles will be king first. Then after Charles, there will be King Will & Queen Kate.)
And do you know what the Queen actually does all day? (Spoiler alert: She's a crazy hard worker.)
Have you heard about the time Windsor Castle caught on fire?
(Update: I just figured out that in the States this book is called The Real Elizabeth.)
So those are my Top 5 Books on The Royals, to get you kick-started if you want to learn a little more about the lovely, eccentric British Monarchy.