Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1977, Robert Lacey’s bestselling Majesty was the first serious biography of Elizabeth II, defining the affection for the Queen that underlay the popular success of the silver Jubilee. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of her accession, Royal brings her remarkable story up to date.
This is the biography of someone who is both a human being and an institution: one of the very first gestures Elizabeth was taught as a baby was how to wave to the crowds. Royal provides a fresh portrait of her relationship with Prince Philip, and its effect on their children; it describes how the Queen has worked to live up to and maintain her strongly held beliefs; and it explains how and why the monarchy continues to enjoy such enduring support.