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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Queen: The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch This tribute, published on the occasion of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—60 years on the throne—celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom (including the Royal Collection), Continental Europe, and the United States. These images have it all: history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats.
As the Queen, she has endlessly traveled the globe, been introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century, including the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK, attended thousands of receptions and state functions; while concurrently being a mother to four children under the constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover every aspect of her reign: the early years, coming of age during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the Royal Tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977, and the later years. God save her indeed!
Photographers included: Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, as well as more contemporary work from the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, and many others.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Queen: The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her royal duty for more than six decades. This book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many published here for the first time.
Brimming with history, politics, glamour, culture, world travel, and such icons of their age as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK, these photographs cover every aspect of the Queen's reign. Sourced from archives around the world, including the Royal Collection itself, they cover Her Majesty's early years, her coming of age during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the international tours, the state functions, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977, as well as more recent years of her steadfast reign.
Featured photographers include: Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, and Annie Leibovitz. Text in English, French, and German
About the Author
Reuel Golden graduated in politics from the University of Sussex, England, and is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and executive editor at Photo District News. He has edited various titles for TASCHEN including Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, and the New York and London editions of the Portrait of a City series.Christopher Warwick is an acknowledged authority on modern royal history. He is the author of the best-selling authorized biography of HRH The Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. His other books include George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Two Centuries of Royal Weddings, and Abdication. He has written widely for the national press in the UK and regularly appears in television documentaries and on news items for, among other networks, the BBC, Channel 4, ARD and CTV (Canadian Television).