Britain's leading authority on the peerage and Royal Family commemorates the remarkable life of the Queen, from her early years to her role as a modern monarch in the 21st century A beautifully illustrated commemoration of the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, this book explores the Queen's genealogy, tracing her descent from William the Conqueror, her coat of arms, and orders of chivalry. It looks at her personal life, her childhood, teenage years, hobbies and pursuits, as well as her closest family ties: her mother, sister, husband, children, in-laws, and grandchildren. Her public life is also reviewed and celebrated, from formal occasions to garden parties, walkabouts, ship-launchings, and ribbon-cuttings, to her work with charities and presenting awards and honors. The state occasions that have punctuated the Queen's lifeher own wedding, her coronation, other royal weddings, state funerals, state openings of parliament, investitures, and trooping the colorare explored with insightful and gorgeous photographs. This touching, unique, and beautiful book is a perfect way to celebrate the Queen.
Debrett's is a specialist publisher founded in 1769, founded on guides to peerage and baronetage, and known for publishing a range of guides on traditional British etiquette. Debrett's is referenced as an authority in such classic fiction as Sherlock Holmes stories, P.G. Wodehouse novels, Oscar Wilde works, and Brideshead Revisited.