It has emerged that Queen Elizabeth II is the true author of the astonishingly wide range of romance novels previously attributed to Dame Barbara Cartland. Suspicions arose after 57 previously unseen works were discovered in the basement of a publisher based just off The Mall.
Journalists had long been suspicious of Dame Barbara’s prolific output, particularly given her additional interests in gliding, politics and whirling around London’s social scene. Bribed with honours, Cartland was apparently a willing co-conspirator to keep the true authorship of the works under wraps.
Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on this or allegations that the Queen is branching out into crime fiction under the tutelage of J.K. Rowling. However, this is seen as plausible, given Rowling’s recent foray into royal biography, starting with her new work on the Queen’s grandson ‘Harry Windsor, the Half-Blood Prince’.