Town & Country: The Queen

Town & Country: The Queen

A Life in Pictures

Victoria Murphy, Stellene Volandes, Stellene Town & Country
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This stunning collection of powerful images celebrates the reign of Queen Elizabeth, who has steered the monarchy into the modern era with style and grace. From the time she was ten and became the Heir Presumptive to the throne to her status today as world' s longest reigning living monarch, Queen Elizabeth has embraced a life of duty to the Crown and to her people. For anyone under the age of 70, she is the only Queen they have ever known and an essential part of British life and international celebrity. For it is star power that Queen Elizabeth has brought to her role as the central figure in sustaining and modernizing the monarchy. This book reveals the scope of her dedication to her duty. This ultimate collection of 300 photographs along with detailed captions explain the historical context of Queen Elizabeth' s reign, including her- Childhood and wartime experiences, which forged her thrifty and practical outlook and her connection with her people Courtship with her glamorous future husband Philip, whom she famously called her "strength and stay"; Stunning personal jewelry collection as well as the incredible Crown Jewels and the role they played in her coronation and other ceremonial events; Family life as a mother of four and her love of breeding corgis and race horses; Role as private adviser to her ministers and her equally delicate diplomacy when she represents the nation as Head of State; Patronages and charitable works, and the many ceremonial occasions that she has led year after year. Throughout her reign, the Queen has remained the beloved leader of her people and adored the world over.
"A visual delight, teeming with gorgeous photographs. Victoria Murphy studies every facet of Her Majesty' s legacy, creating a fascinating portrait of the Queen' s impressively long reign and the dedication she has brought to her duties. This beautiful book is a must-have for all royal lovers. --Elizabeth Holmes, New York Times bestselling author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style"Queen Elizabeth II from a refreshing new perspective. Victoria Murphy' s compelling portrait of Her Majesty - and her analysis of a life-long devotion to duty - is a fitting tribute to the monarch we think we know so well. " --Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine "Queen Elizabeth II once said, ' I have to be seen to be believed. ' Well, here is Her Majesty in all her glory--and in delightful personal detail too. Victoria Murphy has created an invaluable photographic tribute to Britain' s longest serving monarch and to her memorable reign. " --Robert Lacey, historian and biographer
Victoria Murphy has been writing and broadcasting about the British Royal family for ten years. She a Royal Contributor for Good Morning America and a Contributing Editor for Town & Country. Stellene Volandes is editor-in-chief of Town & Country. Town & Country is the definitive lifestyle authority and the ultimate resource for a life well lived. It is well known for its coverage of leading cultural icons including the royal family and reaches 638,000 affluent readers every month.