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Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–2022

70Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
Commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with this definitive photographic story of her public and private life. Brimming with tradition, history, glamour, and culture, this book features tours, state functions, weddings, and jubilees, and showcases the glorious photography of such stars as David Bailey, Yousuf Karsh, Harry Benson, and many more.
Hardcover9.8 x 13.4 in.6.90 lb368 pages
“Treasure trove of a tome.”
Mail Online
“TASCHEN’s definitive photographic story of [Queen Elizabeth II’s] public and private life.”
Women’s Wear Daily
“This book is the definitive photographic story of Queen Elizabeth II.”
“Not only a showcase of royal history and tradition but also a collection of top-notch, classic photography.”
“A regal read.”
Town & Country
“A glorious royal life in pictures.”
“Her Majesty like never before.”
“If you’re a fan of the Queen you need this coffee table tome.”
“Stunning, rare photos of a young Queen Elizabeth.”
“A stunning photographic compendium covering every detail of the Queen’s remarkable life.”
Telegraph Magazine
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–2022

Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–2022


Long live the Queen

The public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch

Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II carried out her duty with great dedication for more than seven decades. TASCHEN celebrates her remarkable royal story with a new edition of Her Majesty, a definitive photographic collection of her public and private life.

Brimming with history, tradition, fashion, glamour, and culture, the book spans the Queen’s early years right until her passing in 2022.. Along the way, we trace her coming of age during World War II; her marriage, motherhood, and coronation; her encounters with such icons of their age as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK; and her extensive international travels. We visit the spectacular royal palaces and enjoy the infectious celebration of royal weddings and jubilees. We witness the elegance of official portraits, and the intimacy offamily moments.

As much a showcase of top photographers as a celebration of her remarkable royal life. Her Majesty includes the work of such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, Patrick Lichfield, Annie Leibovitz and many others.
The editor

Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids.

The author

Christoper Warwick was a highly respected royal historian, writer and broadcaster. The best-selling authorized biographer of HRH The Princess Margaret — Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts — and author of a number of other bestsellers, including George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent and The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia, he also acted as a freelance royal commentator. As an authority on modern royal history, he regularly took part in national television and radio programmes, as well as television documentaries relating to modern royal history from the reign of Queen Victoria to the present day.

Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–2022
Hardcover25 x 34 cm3.13 kg368 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8468-5

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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35 Ratings


Barbara,September 21, 2022
Amazing book. Amazing photographs. A Taschen "Must Have". The quality of Taschen books are unique. Thank you! My 80 years old mum was very happy to receive it as a birthday gift.

Great book

Elena,February 6, 2022
Very interesting photo history of the queen.

History and present

Libor,November 6, 2021
Great photos of the inspiring Queen and her family. An interesting look at privacy and the official events of the 20th century.

A book of contemporary History through pictures

Rogério,November 4, 2021
Stunning photos. Good text. A review of a long life monarch.


Martina,October 29, 2021
Bellissimo, fotografie originali e inedite, è un vero e proprio oggetto da collezione per chi ama la Royal Family o in generale i libri!