New biography shows a side of Prince Charles we’ve not seen

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

New biography shows a side of Prince Charles we’ve not seen

Biographer Sally Bedell Smith talks to NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner about her new book “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life,” which explores a member of the royal family she says has been “massively misunderstood.”

SPECIAL PRICE APPLIES. HRH Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales and her son Harry are pictured during an official portrait sitting to mark HRH Prince Harry's christening in 1984. pictured 1984. Job No: 886
SPECIAL PRICE APPLIES. HRH Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales and her son Harry are pictured during an official portrait sitting to mark HRH Prince Harry’s christening in 1984. pictured 1984. Job No: 886
PRINCE CHARLES ESCORTS ESTRANGED PRINCESS DIANA AWAY FROM MAIN PODIUM DURING HEADS OF STATE CEREMONY IN HYDE PARK. Prince Charles escorts his estranged wife Princess Diana away from the main podium during the Heads of State Ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of VE Day and London's Hyde Park, May 7, 1995. Heads of State from the nearly 60 countries gathered in the sweltering sun for festivities to remember Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
PRINCE CHARLES ESCORTS ESTRANGED PRINCESS DIANA AWAY FROM MAIN PODIUM DURING HEADS OF STATE CEREMONY IN HYDE PARK. Prince Charles escorts his estranged wife Princess Diana away from the main podium during the Heads of State Ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of VE Day and London’s Hyde Park, May 7, 1995. Heads of State from the nearly 60 countries gathered in the sweltering sun for festivities to remember Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
(FILES) - Picture taken 25 September 1995 in Paris of Claude Pompidou (C), widow of former French President Georges Pompidou, flanked by the princess of Walls Lady Diana (L) and French president Jacques Chirac's wife Bernadette (R), arriving for the inauguration of an exhibition. Claude Pompidou, 94, died early 03 July 2007 at her home in Paris, according to the Claude-Pompidou foundation. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) – Picture taken 25 September 1995 in Paris of Claude Pompidou (C), widow of former French President Georges Pompidou, flanked by the princess of Walls Lady Diana (L) and French president Jacques Chirac’s wife Bernadette (R), arriving for the inauguration of an exhibition. Claude Pompidou, 94, died early 03 July 2007 at her home in Paris, according to the Claude-Pompidou foundation. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
31 Oct 1996, Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada --- Visit of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, in Sidney. --- Image by © Andrew Murray/Sygma/Corbis
31 Oct 1996, Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada — Visit of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, in Sidney. — Image by © Andrew Murray/Sygma/Corbis
13 Jan 1997 --- THE PRINCESS OF WALES VISITING ANGOLA --- Image by © Pool Photograph/Corbis
13 Jan 1997 — THE PRINCESS OF WALES VISITING ANGOLA — Image by © Pool Photograph/Corbis
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Roma 19/06/1996 Nella foto: l'arrivo di Lady Diana SPENCER a Palazzo Farnese ph Solo / FARABOLAFOTO (Daily Mail)
Roma 19/06/1996
Nella foto: l’arrivo di Lady Diana SPENCER a Palazzo Farnese
ph Solo / FARABOLAFOTO
(Daily Mail)
by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda, C-type colour print, 1992
by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda, C-type colour print, 1992
Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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