Philip & Elizabeth:
Portrait of a Marriage | BUY NOW
This is the first biography of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
- both royal, both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria,
but, in temperament and upbringing, two very different people.
The Queen's childhood was loving and secure, the Duke's was turbulent:
his grandfather assassinated, his father arrested, his family
exiled, his parents separated when he was only ten.
and Philip met as cousins in the 1930s. They married in 1947,
aged twenty-one and twenty-six. A little more than four years
later, they were Queen and consort. For almost sixty years theirs
have been among the most famous faces in the world - yet the
personalities behind the image remain elusive and the nature
of their marriage is an enigma.
Philip & Elizabeth tells
the extraordinary story of these two contrasting lives, assesses
their achievement, together and apart, and explores the nature
of their relationships, with one another and with their children.
'Philip & Elizabeth boldly goes where other royal biographers have previously
feared to tread... The book is exceptionally hard to put down.'
Carpenter, Sunday Times
'Wonderfully entertaining... impressive... compelling.'
- John-Paul Flintoff, Financial Times
'Thoroughly entertaining... Filled with insights...
He has had enviable access and he has used it well.'
Juror, Daily Telegraph
'Cheeky, gossipy, often highly amusing... A most
engagingly intimate volume.'
- Peter Mackay, Evening Standard
'A joy... thoughtful... outrageous... sympathetic,
wholly original, often hilarious, occasionally profound and unfailingly
interesting... I came away with the strong feeling that I had glimpsed
the Queen and Prince Philip for the first time as they really are.'
- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
'Philip & Elizabeth is a unique biography.
It is a powerful and revealing portrait of a remarkable partnership,
told with authority and insight, and illustrated with photographs
from the couple's collections.'
- Ingrid Seward, Majesty