Robert Lacey is quoted in this Vogue article about The Crown Season 4 and the role of the ‘spare’ heir.
“As historian Robert Lacey, a consultant for The Crown and author of Battle of Brothers, summed up: “They start off in the public eye as playmates, as co-stars with the heir. And what’s their destiny? To be pushed down the line of succession as babies come along, marriages come along.””
Robert Lacey is the author of Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.