The Queen: 70 Glorious Years is just one of many books being released to celebrate The Queen’s platinum jubilee, but this is the official souvenir publication from the Royal Collection Trust.
The book highlights the memorable events during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in photographs. These photographs are accompanied by quotes and context and, as such, takes you on a photographic journey of her 70-year reign. There are several sections: Early Life, Iconic Portraits, the Role of the Monarch, Travelling the Kingdom and the Commonwealth, the Day Job, Family and Milestones.
The portraits themselves are all pretty well-known ones, so no huge surprises there. The text is short and snappy, taking just one page per photograph. This makes for a rather slim volume, though this is not necessarily a bad thing. I think my favourite photograph is the one of the Queen (then Princess) standing in the garden with her father, smiling rather carefree. The book itself is a lovely hardcover, and overall, it’s a beautiful book to have and perhaps even better to give as a gift.
The Queen: 70 Glorious Years is available now in the UK.