QUEEN ELIZABETH II


QUEEN ELIZABETH II

EDITED BY MARTIN KEENE    Book Number: 89658    Product format: Paperback

Almost 300 Press Association images of the Queen make this book a delight to leaf through, covering 85 years from the official photo of the Duke and Duchess of York holding their first baby daughter in 1926, to informal shots of the Queen and Prince Philip at the wedding of their grandson Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. The early photos are in black and white, for instance a charming shot of the (later) Queen Mother in 1935 stepping out of a car to attend the Royal Tournament followed eagerly by the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. During the war the two princesses had their own pony cart, and in 1945 princess Elizabeth is pictured on a training course with fellow non-commissioned officers at Camberley. The engagement photo of the princess and Philip Mountbatten in 1947 is particularly charming, with Elizabeth wearing the two-tone shoes which were all the rage. The wedding photos follow, and numerous family groups as the children grow up. The Coronation in 1953 was an occasion of unparalleled grandeur, with a footman in knee breeches pictured manoeuvring the Queen's train down the steps into the Abbey. The Queen at the Oval, the Queen congratulating champion sheep shearers, the Queen at the Epsom Derby and the Queen meeting Sir Winston Churchill are all typical state occasions. The Silver and Golden Jubilees are magnificent celebrations. A particularly touching photo shows the Queen and the Queen Mother arriving at the ballet on the latter's 101st birthday. The now famous photo of the Queen trying not to laugh with Prince Philip in his guardsman's uniform is included here, as is also Prince Harry smiling as his grandmother inspects his passing out parade at Sandhurst. A superb pictorial tribute to Her Majesty. 300pp, photos in black and white and colour.
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ISBN 9781907708077
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