ELIZABETH: The Queen and The Crown


ELIZABETH: The Queen and The Crown

SARAH GRISTWOOD    Book Number: 90047    Product format: Hardback

'I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.' Through good times and bad, youth, maturity and old age, the Queen has kept her promise. This beautiful picture book begins with the Coronation on 2nd June 1953, the preparations of the Imperial State Crown, here photographed being cut down to fit Elizabeth, Norman Hartnell's design for the Coronation Dress featuring emblems of the realm, the Coronation Glove presented to the Queen during the Investiture made of white leather embroidered with gold thread, representing the gentleness with which a sovereign should exercise their power. Three million people gathered in the streets of London to watch the Queen and Prince Philip drive to Westminster Abbey in the four-ton spectacular Gold State Coach. Cecil Beaton's iconic image of the Queen in full Coronation regalia is one of the utterly charming full page colour images and there are dozens more archive and rare photographs of the young Elizabeth, war years, love and marriage, work and family, changing faces, home and away, the Anni Horribiles, and the new generations of millennial monarchy. There are state visits riding in an open carriage with Nelson Mandela, riding horseback with US President Ronald Reagan, wearing a long dress greeting King Khalid on a visit to Saudi Arabia in 1979, taking photographs at the Windsor Horse Show, reviewing the Grenadier Guards, shedding a tear at the decommissioning of her beloved Royal Yacht Britannia in 1979, her milestone birthdays, jubilees and anniversaries and finally as portrayed by Helen Mirren and Claire Foy in The Crown. Dogs, horses, travel, weddings, this is a superb history and photo gallery. 160pp, 19.5 x 25cm.
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ISBN 9781911595076
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