The Queen: 70 Glorious Years: 1926–2022 (Hardcover)

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A new edition of the official souvenir publication commemorating the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

First published to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Queen: 70 Glorious Years commemorates the life of Queen Elizabeth II through photographs chosen to illustrate memorable events in the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch. Delightfully informal family photographs of The Queen as a young wife and mother enjoying the company of her children and dogs are joined by more formal images illustrating the official life of the monarch on grand state occasions, such as the Coronation, the State Opening of Parliament, and Trooping the Colour—not to mention her memorable encounter with James Bond and her dramatic arrival at the ceremony marking the opening of the 2012 London Olympics. Each photograph is accompanied by resonant quotations from speeches given by The Queen over the years, including her wartime Children’s Hour radio broadcast at the age of fourteen, her first televised Christmas Day broadcast in 1957, and her speeches welcoming world leaders to Buckingham Palace or responding to the warm hospitality extended to her on state visits.

This new edition has been fully revised to cover the death and subsequent ceremonials of Queen Elizabeth II. Love of family, fondness for animals, a keen sense of humor, a staunch belief in the Commonwealth as a force for good in the world, and gratitude to all the people around the world who went out of their way to help their communities—these are among the themes that come across from this photographic journey through a remarkable life of duty and service.

About the Author

A department of the Royal Household, the Royal Collection Trust is responsible for the care of more than one million works of art in the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mews, and The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh.

Praise For…

"Coffee table books are my favorite things to buy when I visit somewhere historical, and if your mom is the same, she’ll love this book, The Queen: 70 Glorious Years. In the 144 pages, there are photos of the Queen as a young girl, informal candid shots of her with loved ones, and plenty of official royal photos and historical moments, all accompanied by quotes from some of her best and most important speeches."
— Romper
Product Details
ISBN: 9781909741867
ISBN-10: 1909741868
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publication Date: April 5th, 2023
Pages: 152
Language: English