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Best books about King Charles in celebration of his historic coronation

We found the top King Charles III books to add to your reading list

best king charles books to read
Karen Silas
Senior Lifestyle Editor
13 April 2023
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With the new monarch’s historic Coronation on 6 May, you may be looking for books about King Charles III, whether to brush up on Queen Elizabeth’s son’s life story or just to have a royal souvenir to remember the day. 

We’re here to make things easier with a special edit of the best books about King Charles III to mark the Coronation, including HELLO!'s own special keepsake.

Royal fans of course are celebrating the big day by doing everything from planning their own coronation parties (complete with commemorative drinks) to snapping up keepsakes, whether coronation tea cups, King Charles-worthy tote bags and even adorable royal teddy bears.

And a coffee table book, children’s story or King Charles biography to treasure is reigning high on the list of keepsakes, too.

So as we begin a new royal era, here are some great books about the King to read now.

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    Charles III: A King and His Queen by Chris Jackson© Amazon

    Charles III: A King and His Queen by Chris Jackson

    About the book

    Award winning Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson’s coffee table book sees King Charles III share the stage with Queen Camilla. The hardcover keepsake book commemorates the new reign by delving into his archive of photos of the couple over ‎240 pages.

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    King Charles - Little People, BIG DREAMS by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara © Amazon

    King Charles - Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    What readers are saying...

    “It is No. 97 in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series of illustrated mini-biographies for readers aged 4-7… This is a very timely addition to the series and an excellent way to introduce young readers to our new monarch.”

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    King Charles: HELLO Special Collectors' Edition© Amazon

    King Charles III: HELLO! Special Collectors' Edition

    About the book

    This special Collectors' Edition 'bookazine' is a full royal biography, with historic family photo albums and exclusive reports, including your complete guide to his Coronation. HELLO! is delighted to publish this special issue, which takes a comprehensive look at the evolution of King Charles’s role from Prince of Wales to our new monarch.

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    King Charles III: A special commemorative souvenir book by Arthur Edwards, MBE© Amazon

    King Charles III: 100 Moments From His Journey to the Throne by Arthur Edwards, MBE

    About the book

    A ‘stunning’ photographic chronicle of 100 moments in King Charles’s life for royal fans. The foreword is written by veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE.

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    King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain by Robert Jobson© Amazon

    King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain by Robert Jobson

    What readers are saying

    “An illuminating, personal look at the legacy of Prince Charles.”

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    The King: The Life of Charles III by Christopher Andersen © Amazon

    The King: The Life of Charles III by Christopher Andersen

    What readers are saying...

    “For anyone interested in the lives of the British monarchy and the life of King Charles III in particular, this is an excellent read. Author Christopher Andersen provides balanced, thoughtful insights into Charles's life. Also, the book is well researched. A fascinating read.”


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