The creator of Adrian Mole gives us this take on the British Royal family. Originally published in 1992 (which is why the Queen Mother, Diana and Margaret feature) it see a Republican party win the General Election and disband the monarchy. So the Royal family (or some of them at any rate) are sent off to live in council houses on a run down vile housing estate.
So now the pampered royals have to learn how to be poor and deal with their vastly changed circumstances. This is a hilarious, laugh out loud novel. Sure it has a serious side with themes about dignity, depression and poverty. But it's still a hysterical read, even if Sarah Ferguson's whereabouts are never explained in the novel.