EU shipping is temporarily suspended

Queen Elizabeth II

A Photographic Portrait

Philip Ziegler, Emma Blau


A revised edition of a compelling photographic history of Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign

See Inside


This book is a photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, from her first official photograph as a baby in 1926 to her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Each of the book’s chapters begins with a text by bestselling historian and biographer Philip Ziegler, covering the key royal and historical events of the period, with some contextual photographs, followed by a sequence of plates in chronological order. With over 200 images of the Queen by internationally distinguished photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Lord Snowdon and Rankin, the Queen is captured in a variety of poses, from formal photographs as a working monarch, to intimate portraits relaxing with her family at Balmoral and Windsor. All the images have been officially approved by the Palace, making this the only illustrated book that anyone will ever need on Queen Elizabeth II.

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback with tipped on plate to front board (without jacket)

Edition Type: Revised and updated edition

Size: 27.9 x 21.9 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 221

Publication date: 27 April 2023

ISBN: 9780500026359

About the Author

Philip Ziegler (1929-2023) was the bestselling author of Mountbatten: The Official Biography, King Edward VIII: The Official Biography, Diana Cooper: The Biography of Lady Diana Cooper and London at War, 1939–1945.

Emma Blau FRSA is an award-winning photographic artist, curator and commentator. She is co-owner of Camera Press, the photo agency founded by her grandfather that hosts the work of royal photographers from throughout the Queen’s life. She directed and produced the documentary Camera Press at 70: A Lifetime in Pictures. Her photography is held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Parliamentary Art Collection, UK.