Her 70-Year Reign
Queen Elizabeth II has been called "A Queen for All Times." At 95 years old, Britain's longest reigning monarch now celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. She remains the head of state of the United Kingdom, and a group of 16 nations including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand call her queen, and she is the head of the British Commonwealth which includes another 37 countries, including India and South Africa. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed much happiness including a long and happy marriage to Prince Philip, and four children. Her reign has also been marked by much sadness, including the failed marriages of three of her children, the deaths of close family members and friends, and the markedly difficult death of Princess Diana, which took a toll on both the Royal Family and the nation. Now Life, in a special edition, takes a nuanced and thoughtful look at the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and what her 70 years on the throne have meant for her subjects and the world at large, including her early life, the years of World War II, her marriage and family, life ruling Great Britain, Windsor family values and much more.
With dozens of stunning photos, stories, and analysis, Queen Elizabeth II is a keepsake of both a life well-lived and an historical time on the throne, as well as a captivating collection for any royal watcher.