Andrew Morton
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Andrew Morton was born in Yorkshire in 1953 and was educated in Leeds and at Sussex University where he took an honours degree in History. He joined the Mirror Group Newspapers training scheme in the West Country, working on several weekly and Sunday newspapers.

After qualifying, he worked on national newspapers in Manchester before moving to Fleet Street in 1981. From 1982 he was the royal correspondent for several newspapers including the Daily Mail, News of the World and the Daily Star. His career on Fleet Street included many royal �scoops�� it was he who first told of the romance between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and who also broke the news of their separation.

During that time, he wrote several books on the royal family, including a biography of Prince Andrew and a history of the Royal yacht Britannia. In 1988 he left newspapers to concentrate on writing books. Since then he has been the author of numerous best-selling books about the Royal family. His titles, all published by Michael O'Mara Books include:

Inside Kensington Palace (1987)
Duchess (a biography of the Duchess of York) (1988)
Theirs is the Kingdom: The Wealth of the Windsors (1989)
Diana�s Diary (1990)
Inside Buckingham Palace (1991)
Diana: Her True Story (1992/1992 pb)
Diana: Her New Life (1994/1995 pb)
Diana: Her True Story � In Her Own Words (1997/1998 pb)
Moi: The Making of an African Statesman (1998)
Monica�s Story (1999)

In 1992 he won the British �Author of the Year� prize and was given an award for services to journalism. Andrew lives in North London with his wife and two children.