Remembering the Queen & a Look to the Royal Future
With the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96 after a record-breaking 70 years on the throne and 21,000+ royal engagements, bestselling Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith will offer her reflections on the Queen’s remarkable life and reign.
She will emphasize the Queen’s private side, including her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh, her “strength and stay” until his death at Windsor Castle in April 2021, just two months before his 100th birthday. Sally will share little-known insights into their final years when they faced unpredictable challenges from the COVID pandemic as well as their own family, and how the Queen continued to do her duty until only two days before her death at Balmoral Castle, when she received Liz Truss, her 15th Prime Minister.
Having covered the funerals of the Queen and the Duke for CNN and The Times of London, Sally will speak about those two historic occasions that were watched by billions around the world. As a biographer of King Charles III when he was the Prince of Wales, she will offer her unique insight into his character and legacy,, She will also explain his vision for the monarchy—how it will affect the British people, the Royal Family’s future role, and the wider community of the 54-nation Commonwealth.