Meet the Queen: The public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch

Independent Staff
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The Queen is photographed by boys of the Westminster Abbey choir school as she leaves the Abbey after a service for the Order. 1972. (Heritage-Images/TopFoto)
The Queen is photographed by boys of the Westminster Abbey choir school as she leaves the Abbey after a service for the Order. 1972. (Heritage-Images/TopFoto)

Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her duty for more than six decades.

Taschen has pulled together a photographic collection of her public and private life, spanning the early years right through to her most recent state tours and ceremonies.

Big moments from World War II; her marriage, motherhood, and coronation feature throughout, including her encounters with icons such as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK.

The book showcases the work of top photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, David Bailey, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin and Annie Leibovitz.

You can purchase ‘Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today’ here