Prince Charles is not the first Prince of Wales to turn to other women to satisfy unfulfilled childhood needs. His great uncle Edward VIII and Edward VII, both of whom had mistresses, had similar compulsions. Could it be that a flaw runs through the family? Many questions are raised in this book which addresses the complex and turbulent personal relationships of the royal family from the times of Victoria up to the lives and marriages of the present generation of young royals. One of the most fundamental questions is whether the rigid and traditional royal upbringing, with its emphasis on duty, has been responsible for producing "loveless" adults.