The Queen: 1926–2022

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The Queen: 1926–2022

The Queen: 1926–2022

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For years she prayed for her mother to give birth to a son. She longed to be spared her destiny as Britain's future Queen. Her dream was to live in the country surrounded by children, dogs and horses.

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We learn about queen Elizabeth’s life from birth to the present day, there is a lot of information to take in, much of it I knew nothing of before reading this book. Princess Elizabeth was in her early teens when she fell for Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Despite her mother favouring a member of the English aristocracy, namely Hugh Fitzroy - later the 11th Duke of Grafton - Elizabeth was determined to marry her naval officer. It’s striking how the monarchy and the way it is regarded has changed throughout the Queen’s lifetime. There is such a difference from the press silence over Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in contrast to Diana, Princess of Wales and the Sussexes. Elizabeth was 25 when she became Queen. Over the 70 years plus she spent as sovereign, she ‘made more small talk than any other monarch in history’.It was a more digestible read than I was expecting. Books like this are usually hard going for me with information overload but this one works. Morton describes how the Queen navigates the choppy waters of life with grace, dignity and poise, weathering the scandals her family has been plagued with across the generations. Political crises are the highlights of the biography: the Profumo scandal; Anthony Blunt, long-serving Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, being exposed as a Soviet spy; and the appointment of a new prime minister after Harold Macmillan retired. Appointing Alec Douglas-Home rather than Macmillan’s deputy, Rab Butler, meant she was imposing her choice as Leader of the Conservative Party. The rules of the political party were changed very soon after to ensure this did not happen again.

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Family crises forced Her Majesty to take a welcome break from the drudgery of the interminable arrival of red boxes and the reading of official papers: Princess Margaret wishing to marry her divorced equerry, Group Captain Peter Townsend; the publicity surrounding Prince Charles and his long-term mistress; Princess Margaret again and Roddy Llewelyn; and the death of Princess Diana, the most emotional part of this biography. This is an informative and easy to ead biography that is perfect t for anyone wanting to learn more about the Queen and wishing to learn more about the woman behind the crown. Of course no book about the Queen would be complete without Prince Phillip, The Queen’s husband and soul mate. It was lovely to read about how they met and fell in love. At the same time Prince Phillip was very forward thinking and brought fresh ideas to The Royal Family. He championed the Queen’s coronation being televised so that this event could be celebrated by everyone despite the Queen being reluctant to do this it was an overwhelming success. The Queen and Prince Phillip did agree on a lot of things but at the same time there were instances when the Queen’s position clashed with the ideas of others including her family. One famous example of which was the surname that the Queen and Prince Phillip’s children should have. One of my favourite parts of the book was learning that when the Queen was practising for the coronation she would tie several sheets to her shoulders as robes whilst walking down a makeshift runway. I loved how she would wear her crown whilst doing daily tasks to get use to the weight of it and the times when she didn’t have the crown she would use a bag of flour as a substitute.Holy Communion during the period of mourning - traditional language. Available as a word document and PDF. The Queen by Andrew Morton is a beautiful biographical book about our UK Queen Elizabeth. This book has come at the perfect time to celebrate the queen's platinum jubilee! And what an amazing woman Elizabeth is - reigning for 70 years! I loved the photographs used in the book and found out many new facts and snippets of information I didn't know before reading this book.



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