Hoey, Brian Her Majesty: 50 Regal Years

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Her Majesty: 50 Regal Years

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An authoritative, well-informed and revealing portrait of the Queen’s life and work through the eyes of those who’ve known her and worked with her over the last 50 years.

Queen Elizabeth is the most experienced figure in British public life. The most famous woman in the world, she is also the most private. The Queen has earned widespread respect and admiration as one of the most remarkable people of our time. How she has always put country and Commonwealth before family and personal happiness is the central theme of this book.

Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty’s long reign. He has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household for over twenty years, and has talked to many ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen.

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Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most experienced figure in British public life. The most famous woman in the world, she is also the most private. Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey – one of our best informed royal chroniclers – takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty's long reign, and highlights the important difference in people's attitudes towards the Queen personally and the monarchy in general.

The author has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household, as well as to ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen. Nothing they have said is 'off the record'. The result is a largely, authoritative and revealing portrait of the Queen's life and work seen lively through the eyes of those who've known her and worked with her over the course of half a century.

From the private to the public: we learn what the queen has for breakfast(the first time she realised she was the Queen was when she saw milk bottles from the royal dairy at Windsor with 'E II R' on them), what photographs she has on her desk, what she likes to eat (and drink), how – if she wants one of her family to join her for lunch – her Page of the Backstairs is despatched to deliver the invitation. We learn about her private likes and dislikes as well as her finances and the impact on her of family crises and the death of Princess Diana. Lady Mountbatten talks about her lack of self-pity and absolute self-control, even in private; the late Lord Runcie speaks about her devout Christianity; Henry Kissinger praises her 'world class understanding of international affairs' and her great sense of humour.

The Queen has earned widespread respect and admiration as one of the most remarkable people of our time. How she has always put country and Commonwealth before family and personal happiness is the central theme of this book.

About the Author:

Brian Hoey has been a writer and broadcaster for over thirty years. He is Princess Anne’s biographer, author of Monarchy (BBC Books), Invitation to the Palace: How the Royal Family Entertain (Grafton), All the Queen’s Men (HarperCollins) and a biography of Lord Mountbatten for Macmillan.

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