Since he began his writing career, Christopher has to date published fourteen books on modern royal subjects ranging from the lives of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Duke and Duchess of York to Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia, otherwise the Holy Imperial Martyr Saint Elisabeth Romanova. He is the authorized biographer of HRH The Princess Margaret and both of his stand-alone studies, Princess Margaret (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and later Princess Margaret – A Life of Contrasts (Andre Deutsch) were written with the personal co-operation of the princess. 

Princess Margaret – A Life of Contrasts
 ‘I can’t remember the last time I read such a sensitive, insightful, provocative biography. Masterly’ Adrian Tinniswood, OBE, FSA,  Writer and Historian

'Conscientiously researched, with illuminating first-hand insights ... Christopher Warwick has produced the
most complete and sympathetic life of his contradictory subject yet written’  
Sarah Bradford, Biographer and Historian

‘In this thoroughly researched and well-written book, Christopher Warwick provides a fascinating insight into Princess Margaret’s character and troubled life.’  Jennie Bond, former BBC Royal Correspondent




Her Majesty
In celebration of the life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Taschen commissioned Christopher to act as author and consultant on its profusely illustrated, large-format, tri-lingual Art Book, Her Majesty, which was first published both in standard editions and in a de luxe numbered and cased collector’s edition with fabric cover  specially designed by Vivienne Westwood. 

'A stunning photographic compendium covering every detail of the Queen's remarkable life' - Telegraph Magazine, London 

'A glorious royal life in pictures' - Hello!

'A regal read' - Town & Country

'Her Majesty like never before' -


The Life and Death of ELLA Grand Duchess of RussiaFirst published in hardback by John Wiley & Sons as Ella Princess Saint & Martyr, Christopher’s best-selling biography of Queen Victoria’s remarkable granddaughter, Ella, otherwise Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia, was subsequently published in paperback and e-book formats, as The Life and Death of ELLA Grand Duchess of Russia.

‘Ella’s story combined love, riches and tragedy’ wrote celebrated author and historian Matthew Dennison in his Mail on Sunday review. ‘Christopher Warwick marshals an impressive dossier of research, drawing extensively on primary sources, to bring to life the lost worlds of late 19th-Century royalty and the sumptuous last gasp of the Romanovs. It is hard to imagine a more rigorous study of a woman who, unusually in the annals of history, combined the roles of society beauty and latter-day saint.’

Among other reviews and endorsements:

Hugo Vickers, historian and biographer: ‘The reader is in expert hands as Christopher Warwick tells the inspiring, partly tragic story of the Grand Duchess Elisabeth, leading from its romantic start to its terrible conclusion. Warwick has mastered the material, and guides us ... through the story, adding much that is new. The book lingers with you long after you have finished it.’

Alison Weir, celebrated best-selling author and historian: ‘... What a tour de force! Combines sparkling detail with the grim realities of the last decades of Imperial Russia. Ella lives and we live all the dramas and the tragedies with her. This is a powerful, stunning and poignant book ...’

Charlotte Zeepvat Royalty Digest: ‘The path from the summit of worldly wealth to the poverty of imprisonment, ending in brutal murder, is one few have trodden. It could hardly fail to be powerful and moving, however presented, but by ... drawing back the veil of holiness to focus afresh on the woman who enjoyed and endured all this, Christopher Warwick has given the story a new power and a subtle shift of meaning ... her story gains immensely through this retelling’

George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent
A Times best-seller when originally published in hardback by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Christopher Warwick revised and in part re-wrote George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent for release in paperback and kindle format, under the aegis of Albert Bridge Books. At much the same time, George and Marina was also produced as an audio book by Tantor Media Inc.

For the duration of their tragically curtailed eight-year marriage, Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark were high society’s ‘Golden Couple.’ There had been nobody like them. Their story and the manner of ‘bad boy’ Prince George’s tragically early death, has lost none of its appeal, as witness the success of this revised edition.


Sir Peter Ustinov (Photograph by Chris Warwick)Sir Peter Ustinov (Photograph by Chris Warwick)
Christopher's other books include Queen Mary’s Photograph Albums, which was undertaken with the express permission of Her Majesty The Queen, Debrett's Queen Elizabeth II,  King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, and Abdication. The Universal Ustinov, his best-selling biography of Sir Peter Ustinov, which was written with his personal co-operation, is to date Christopher's only non-royal work.  Christopher was a contributing author to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a hardback tribute published by Majesty magazine, of which he was the first consultant editor. More recently, he contributed to Kensington Palace – Art, Architecture and Society, as ghost-writer and adviser, which was published by Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces.


Queen Mary’s Photograph Albums The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Kensington Palace – Art, Architecture and Society