By Royal Appointment - A. O'Connor

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The love affair that almost destroyed the monarchy

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In 1861 nineteen-year-old Bertie, Prince of Wales, began an affair

with the Irish actress Nellie Cliffden. By Royal Appointment is a

fictionalised account of their story, based on true events.

 

In the years following the Great Famine of the 1840’s, Queen Victoria 

has become deeply unpopular in Ireland. In 1861, as an official visit 

from the monarch is planned to win over her Irish subjects, her son 

Bertie is dispatched to County Kildare for military training as part 

of the charm offensive.

Bertie has undergone a life of duty, protocol and a harsh educational 

regime. As a frantic search is under way to find him a suitable 

princess to marry, he relishes the prospect of freedom from court life 

in Ireland. There, he is quickly introduced to a life of decadence and 

soon presented to the notorious actress Nellie Cliffden.

Nellie is as famous for her shocking behaviour as her beauty. A famine 

orphan who has climbed the ladder of society by any means she could, 

even she is shocked to find herself in the company of the Prince of Wales.

When Bertie and Nellie fall in love, the royal family is engulfed in a 

scandal threatening the future of the monarchy and Nellie becomes a 

pawn in a dangerous world of power, politics and blackmail.

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The love affair that almost destroyed the monarchy

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