Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her role as Sovereign with
flawless professionalism. Her demeanour has been perfect, and in the seventy
years she has reigned she has epitomised all the hallmarks of an iconic sovereign
beloved of her people.
As Heir Presumptive, the young Princess Elizabeth received special tuition in law
and constitutional history to prepare her for her future role as Sovereign.
When she succeeded her father, King George VI, on 6th February 1952,
Elizabeth was only twenty-five years old. Married for just five years with two
young children, her life changed irrevocably. The responsibilities of monarchy
have taken precedence over all else, and the public duties invariably have first
call on the Queen’s time and energy.
This book celebrates the highlights and challenges of the Queen’s reign over the
past seven decades:
Recalls Princess Elizabeth’s childhood and the war years
Includes accounts of the Accession and Coronation when she was still a