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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.
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. He writes for the Daily Mail in London.
“A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that highlights her many accomplishments. The book is grounded in lucid historical detail and often highlighted by colorful anecdotes. A respectful and thoughtfully documented history of the British monarch.” Kirkus Reviews
“An intimate portrait of the Royal commitments at home and abroad. Provides an exceptional insight into the work of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.” BBC Entertainment
“Simply magnificent. This gripping, fascinating and authoritative tour de force—covering the Queen herself, the power and the celebrity of Britain’s royalty with equal panache—gleams with a unique combination of insider anecdotes, deep knowledge, personal experience and superb storytelling by Britain’s outstanding royal observer. ” Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author of THE ROMANOVS and RED SKY AT NOON (Praise for HER MAJESTY)
“At long last, we have the definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth’s world today. Robert Hardman knows the true story and tells it superbly.” Andrew Roberts, author of THE STORM OF WAR (Praise for HER MAJESTY)