Book Review – Her Majesty: A Photographic History – Chris Warwick and Reuel Golden

Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has fulfilled her duties for over six decades. TASCHEN commemorates her astonishing royal story with the latest edition of Her Majesty, a complete photographic collection of her public and private life.

Brimming with history, tradition, beauty, and culture, the book covers the Queen’s early years right acorss to her most recent state tours and ceremonies. Along the way, we trace her coming of age during World War II; her marriage, motherhood, and coronation; her encounters with such symbols of their age as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK; and her vast international travels. We visit the magnificent royal palaces and relish the irresistible celebration of royal weddings and jubilees. We witness the grace of official portraits, and the compassion and wit of informal and family moments.

As much a showcase of some of the best photographers as a royal celebration, Her Majesty includes the work of such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, Patrick Lichfield, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, and Annie Leibovitz.

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