Queen Elizabeth Ii
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HRH Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom,and Head of the Commonwealth, in Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953at the age of 27, the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror andthe great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She celebrated herSilver and Golden Jubilees in 1977 and 2002 respectively, her 80thbirthday in 2006 and in 2012 will celebrate a 60 years on thethrone, equaling Victoria as the only British monarch to havecelebrated a Diamond Jubilee. During Elizabeth's long reign theworld has witnessed sweeping changes, not least of which was thedissolution of the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II ? A RoyalLife in Pictures records the major events of her reign, duringwhich she has carried out her duties with a huge programme ofvisits in the UK as well as many foreign tours, her world travelbeing unprecedented by any previous monarch. In an age whenphotography has become the ubiquitous medium, the Queen has beenone of the most photographed women in the world, with strong mediainterest ever since the days of her childhood as a young princess.Revealed here in almost 250 unique pictures, taken by photographersof the Press Association over a period of more than 80 years, is afascinating documentation of the life of an extraordinarywoman.ISBN13: 9781907708077
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