Give Your Home Library the Royal Treatment with Town & Country's New Book on Queen Elizabeth II

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Following her coronation on June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II delivered a rousing speech to the United Kingdom where she pledged to be at service to the people throughout her entire life. It’s clear Her Majesty didn’t make that promise lightly, as she’s currently the longest-serving British monarch, with nearly 70 years on the throne. During her reign, the Queen has remained one of the most respected leaders in the world, having led a nation through political turmoil, tragic loss, and great triumph.

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Photo credit: Print Collector - Getty Images

The Queen: A Life in Pictures, a new book from Town & Country (available April 6), illustrates the monarch's incredible reign through more than 300 striking photographs. The collection opens with a powerful introduction from Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes and follows with royal journalist Victoria Murphy and her valuable insight into the most significant moments of the Queen's life. And the best of all? The Queen arrives just in time to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 95th birthday on April 21.

Photo credit: Hulton Archive
Photo credit: Hulton Archive

Each chapter delves into a different aspect of Her Majesty's career, from her diplomatic duties and extraordinary global adventures to impeccable fashion sense. In the first section, aptly named "Life of Duty," Murphy details young Elizabeth's unlikely path to the throne, first as a princess and then as the leader of the Commonwealth at the age of 25. The book moves quickly into detailing Queen Elizabeth's role as a mother, with exclusive photos of the family she holds so dear to her heart—and her equally-as-enduring dedication to the Crown.

Photo credit: Tim Graham
Photo credit: Tim Graham
Photo credit: Tim Graham
Photo credit: Tim Graham

While there's much to celebrate about the Queen, the comprehensive collection doesn't shy away from showcasing the darker days of her historic rule. Intimate photos depict the Queen's reaction to heartbreaking moments, such as the tragic deaths of her father, King George VI, and Princess Diana. The inclusion of these events further shows the incredible character and endurance of Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy.

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Photo credit: Town & Country



The Queen: A Life in Pictures is available for purchase in the United States on April 6.

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