Royal biographer & commentator
For 20 years a leading Fleet Street journalist with columns in The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Express and Today, Christopher Wilson is now a best-selling author whose seminal biography of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is the acknowledged source material for all other books and TV films on the subject. The book, A Greater Love - Charles and Camilla, was turned into a top-rated TV documentary which he co-produced and which was screened in the USA, UK, and 26 other countries around the world.
His pioneering research work on Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is the prime reference-source for all current biographies of Kate, and his own take on Britain's newest royal will be published in 2012, entitled Daughter of the Nation. This research was the basis for Channel 4's documentary on Kate, Meet the Middletons, which he also co-produced.
He is a regular contributor to TV debates and documentaries on the British royals, and he lectures widely on all aspects of royalty. Currently writing a biography of the Queen’s uncle – Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-42) – his other books include:-
The Windsor Knot (2003/4/5) – the most comprehensive and authoritative account yet of the Diana/Charles/Camilla triangle. Published in North and South America, Spain, Germany, France and Japan.
Dancing With The Devil (2001) – the unknown story of the Duchess of Windsor’s love affair with gay Woolworth heir Jimmy Donahue. Currently in development as a stage musical.
A Greater Love - Charles and Camilla (1999) - the first fully-detailed account of the love affair between the royal lovers, and an authoritative biography of the hitherto-unknown Camilla Parker Bowles.
Fergie - Her Secret Life (1996) – the inside story of Sarah, Duchess of York’s love affair with Texan businessman John Bryan, and how she reinvented herself as an American icon after her divorce from the Queen’s second son (co-author Dr Allan Starkie).
Diana v Charles (1994) – the extraordinary account of how the royal couple were bugged by security services during the breakdown of their marriage (co-author James Whitaker).
In addition his other books include the highly acclaimed Absolutely Goldie (2000) which remains, despite the Oscar-winning actress’s own autobiography, the only full account of her extraordinary life; Around The World in 80 Years (2003), a biography of the Swedish shipping mogul Arne Larsson; and By Invitation Only, a satire on London society life in the Eighties.
Christopher Wilson is the co-founder of Oxford University’s journalism awards, and for his work in support of student journalism he was elected a member of the Senior Common Room at St Edmund Hall, Oxford’s oldest college. He lives near London.