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My husband and I : the inside story of 70 years of the royal marriage / Ingrid Seward.

My husband and I : the inside story of 70 years of the royal marriage / Ingrid Seward.
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ISBN 9781471159572 (paperback)
9781471159558 (hardback)
Author Seward, Ingrid author.
Title My husband and I : the inside story of 70 years of the royal marriage / Ingrid Seward.
Publisher/Date London : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2017.
Pagination etc. 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note When a young Princess Elizabeth met and fell in love with the dashing Naval Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, it wasn't without its problems. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of colour to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. When they married in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3000 guests, including six kings and seven queens. Within five years, as Queen Elizabeth II, she would ascend to the throne and later be crowned in front of millions watching through the new medium of television. Throughout her record-breaking reign, she relied on the formidable partnership she had made with her consort. Now, after 70 years of their marriage, acclaimed royal biographer Ingrid Seward sheds new light on their relationship and its impact on their family and on the nation. In My Husband and I, we discover the challenges faced by Prince Philip as he has had to learn to play second fiddle to the Queen in all their public engagements, but we also get a revealing insight into how their relationship operates behind closed doors. As the years have gone by, there have been rumours of marital troubles, fierce debates over how to bring up their children, and they have had to deal with family traumas - from scandalous divorces to shocking deaths - in the full glare of the public eye. But somehow, their relationship has endured and provided a model of constancy to inspire all around them. This book is not only a vivid portrait of a hugely important marriage, it is a celebration of the power of love.
Subject - Name Elizabeth -- II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Elizabeth -- II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- Marriage
Philip, -- Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-2021
Subject Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Princes -- Great Britain -- Biography
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography
Royal couples -- Great Britain -- Biography
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
Shelf Location 941.085 ELIZ
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