Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. The monarch passed away peacefully at her country estate, Balmoral Castle in Scotland, as the palace announced on the evening of September 8, 2022. She was head of state of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and more than a dozen other countries including Canada, New Zealand and Australia. With her death, an era comes to an end.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne in 1952, making her the longest-serving head of state in the world. Her successor on the throne is King Charles III. Queen's grandson Prince William (40) is the heir to the throne. Number two in line to the throne is now 9-year-old Prince George, the eldest son of William and Duchess Kate.
Hardly any personality has had as many books written and published about Queen Elizabeth II. From the opulent illustrated book "Her Majesty" to dozens of biographies and books for children that tell the life of the world-famous and esteemed monarch. The following seven works about the life of Queen Elizabeth II are just a small selection.
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday, this illustrated book pays tribute to the late Queen. Over 400 illustrations and portraits present the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family: from the emergence of the House of Windsor in the early 20th century to the present day. There are also exclusive private insights into the life of the British royals. Here's the illustrated book.
In the service of the Empire: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – born in 1926, married in 1947 and crowned Queen in 1953 – has been fulfilling her duties for over six decades. This opulent illustrated book celebrates her distinguished royal career with a highly polished edition of Her Majesty, a sumptuous collection of photos from her public and private life. Filled with glitz and glamour, kitsch and culture, the book tells the amazing story of Elisabeth's life from the Queen's early years to her most recent state visits and receptions. Here's the illustrated book.
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch in the history of England of the United Kingdom. She shaped the lives of many Britons and was appreciated worldwide. Former BBC correspondent Jennie Bond celebrates the extraordinary life of a special personality in this illustrated book. Here's the illustrated book.
Andrew Morton has been a correspondent covering the Royal Family for many years. In February 1983 he met the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh for the first time. On the Royal Yacht "Britannia" in San Diego Bay. Those days changed his life, Morton writes in the introduction to "Queen." In 14 chapters (one of which is entitled "Good Evening, Mr. Bond"), Morton reports on further encounters and memories. Here's the book. (Note: Only available in English)
For fans of the Netflix TV series "The Crown" this story is a must. Ingrid Seward has accompanied and frequently met the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for many decades. In "My Husband and I: The Inside Story of the Royal Marriage," she gives a previously little-known glimpse into the life of a married couple who spent 74 years side by side. The 320-page, partially illustrated book was published in November 2018. It is only available in English. Here's the book.
The edition of the children's book series "Little People, Big Dreams", translated into German by Silke Kleemann, tells the impressive life story of Queen Elizabeth II. Everything in her life also began when she was little: with big dreams. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Lee Johnson in 32 pages, children aged four and up learn how a ten-year-old girl became a courageous and determined woman. How she was crowned at the age of 25 and held the royal family of England together for more than 70 years and inspired many millions of people around the world. Here's the book.
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