Meet the Queen: The public and private life of the world s most
famous monarchBorn 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"
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