“I have been fascinated by the royal family since I was in my 20s, mainly because of Lady Diana. Her story mesmerized me. I was around the same age as her, and when she got married, had children and subsequently died in a tragic car accident, it seemed like a fairy tale and a horror story mixed into one.

“I was mostly curious about Harry’s book, and I am glad I read it. So many people have no sympathy for him and Megan because they said they wanted their privacy, but then they did a sensationalized interview with Oprah, followed by the book ‘Spare’ and the Netflix series. So what do they want, privacy or fame? The book helped me understand him better. He was deeply impacted by his mother’s death, and I believe he never recovered from it. Then he fought in Afghanistan and had PTSD. The book helped me see his side of the story; however, I was still confused at the end as to why he wrote it, unless it was because he has been cut off from the royal family’s funding and needs a way to support his own family of four.

“I have written a column about lessons that business people can learn from Queen Elizabeth for Forbes, and I do not think the queen was proud of the way Harry and Meghan were living their lives. It just wasn’t in keeping with the monarchy.” —NANCY MARSHALL, Portland

Mainers, please email to tell us about the book on your bedside table right now. In a paragraph or two, describe the book and be sure to tell us what drew you to it. As spring unfurls, as beach season nears, we want to hear what you are reading and why. Send your selection to pgrodinsky@pressherald.com, and we may use it as a future Bedside Table.

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