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The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s
most famous monarch
In honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee—60 years on the
throne—TASCHEN celebrates the extraordinary private and
public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947,
crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has
steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of
her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot
wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through
hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and
sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom
(including the Royal Collection), Continental Europe, and
the United States. These images have it all: history,
politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course,
As the Queen, she has endlessly traveled the globe, been
introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century,
including the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK, attended
thousands of receptions and state functions; while
concurrently being a mother to four children under the
constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover
every aspect of her reign: the early years, coming of age
during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the
Royal Tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the
Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977, and the later
years. God save her indeed!
Photographers included: Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy
Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, as well as
more contemporary work from the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans,
Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, and many others.
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