“A regal read.”
“A glorious royal life in pictures.”
“Not only a showcase of royal history and tradition but also a collection of top-notch, classic photography.”
“TASCHEN’s definitive photographic story of [Queen Elizabeth II’s] public and private life.”
“This book is the definitive photographic story of Queen Elizabeth II.”
“Treasure trove of a tome.”
“A stunning photographic compendium covering every detail of the Queen’s remarkable life.”
“Stunning, rare photos of a young Queen Elizabeth.”
“If you’re a fan of the Queen you need this coffee table tome.”
“Her Majesty like never before.”
Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today
Meet the Queen
The public and private life
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.
of the world’s most famous monarch
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.