The Queen: A Life in Pictures
Queen Elizabeth II once said, “I have to be seen to be believed.” Since she succeeded to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has become respected, celebrated, and beloved around the world. Royal correspondent and reporter Victoria Murphy will give insight to the significant, historic, and intimate moments throughout the Queen’s life, first as a young princess, and then as the longest-reigning British monarch.
Victoria will show extraordinary photographs from her new book (on which this lecture is based) which illustrates Queen Elizabeth’s reign in all its glory. She will cover her war years in service; her marriage to Prince Philip; her coronation; her extensive official travels around the world; the glittering diplomatic occasions; and the pomp and pageantry of ceremonial events. She will discuss the Queen’s relationships with her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother, and her sister, Princess Margaret.
She will also illustrate Her Majesty’s immediate family life, which includes her four children and eight grandchildren, as well as her beloved dogs and horses. Throughout her reign, with a combination of star power and a profound sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth II has steered the British monarchy into the modern era with supreme style and grace.