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Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 7.10 lb, 368 pages
US$ 70
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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Celebrate 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 international tours, state functions, royal weddings, and jubilees, and showcases the glorious royal photography of such luminaries as David Bailey, Yousuf Karsh, Harry Benson, Nick Knight, Patrick Lichfield and many others.

Customer reviews (29)

Meet 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 has carried out her duty for more than six 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, glamour, and culture, the book spans the Queen’s early years right through 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 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 tenderness and humor of informal and family moments.

As much a showcase of top 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.
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, Football in the 1970s, 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–Today
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 7.10 lb, 368 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8468-5
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (29)

Great book

Elena, February 06, 2022
Very interesting photo history of the queen.

History and present

Libor, November 06, 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 04, 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!

Incredibly exhaustive

Ilinca, October 28, 2021
Very well documented, beautiful pictures of course.
Perfect to better understand the story of queen Elizabeth, catch a glimpse of her «private» life through photos.
The book is of very high quality, I totally recommend it to monarchy’s lovers and more generally to those who are intrigued by monarchs lives outside of their duties as such.

Super Bilderhandel

Hannelore, October 28, 2021
Sehr schöner Bilderband
ich verschenke dieses Buch so gerne an meine Freundinnen .
Und Alle sind begeistert

Une beauté

Laurent, October 27, 2021
Une pure beauté
Certainement l un des plus beaux livres sur la Reine


Nicolas, October 27, 2021
This book is amazing and really interesting.

Beautiful book with lots of rare photos

Kristjan, October 27, 2021
Just an amazing book with so much attention to detail plus photos of rare moments from the Queen's life.


Henri, October 27, 2021
Un bel ouvrage qui rend hommage à la plus grande Souveraine de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle et du premier tiers du XXIe...
Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today
Her Majesty.
A Photographic History 1926–Today
US$ 70
Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today