The following year he won his first Grand Prix in Portugal, and then for the 1996 season he moved to Mc Laren.
After winning two races in the 1997 season, he finished 3rd in the World Drivers' Championship in the 1998 season.
Now forced to take the helm of a country about to tip into international conflict but hampered by a severe stammer, he looks to Logue for help.
The juxtaposition between this formal member of the royal household who admits quite plainly that he has ‘never’ had a friend and the affable Logue who refuses to call his new client anything but Bertie is coloured with both pathos and humour.
Seidler’s writing ensures we can laugh at the awkwardness of the king but also feel for his intense loneliness.