Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it.
On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from the rest. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state and has engaged with the world like no other monarch in modern history.
The iconic monarch never ventured further than the Isle of Wight until the age of 20 but since then has now visited over 130 countries across the globe in the line of duty, acting as diplomat, hostess and dignitary as the world stage as changed beyond recognition. It is a story full of drama, intrigue, exotic and sometimes dangerous destinations, heroes, rogues, pomp and glamour, but at the heart of it all a woman who's won the hearts of the world.
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About the Author
Robert Hardman has covered aspects of royal life for more than twenty years and is the writer of both the film and the book Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work as well as Her Majesty: The Court of Elizabeth II, also available from Pegasus Books. He writes for the Daily Mail in London.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 On Tour 19
Chapter 2 Welcoming the World 66
Chapter 3 Setting Sail 105
Chapter 4 Head of the Commonwealth 138
Chapter 5 The Realms 181
Chapter 6 The Special Relationship 237
Chapter 7 Europe 273
Chapter 8 African Queen 307
Chapter 9 The Yacht 341
Chapter 10 Elizabeth, Margaret and Nelson 374
Chapter 11 Breaking the Ice 423
Chapter 12 The Prince of Wales 464
Chapter 13 The Family 507
Sources and Bibliography 547
Picture Permissions 553
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my fave bios of Elizabeth II, rich with detail I’d not read elsewhere. A fascinating look at England’s longest reigning monarch. 5 of 5 stars Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. Opinions are mine. Pub Date 01 Jan 2019. #QueenOfTheWorld #NetGalley
This book was way too long. The author seems to have decided to try and add every positive item about the Queen. No matter what the situation is she is never to blame. The premise of the book was interesting that she is not just the Queen of England but Queen of the World through her commonwealth. I expected a balanced book. The book could have used an editor. The author bounces from one time frame to another. I am sure there are other better more even handed books about the Queen.