Queen Elizabeth II Book Review And Giveaway

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Whether you are a fan of the Royal Family or not, it is hard to deny that the Queen of the U.K. is one of the most amazing people of all time. Queen Elizabeth II has been a constant throughout all my life. She has now been on the throne of Great Britain for 67 years. But how well do we really know her? Well, this book from Jennie Bond goes behind the scenes of her life through some of the most defining photographs of her reign. 

It is an amazing book that would grace any coffee table or collection. And read on to find out how you can win a copy of this amazing book for yourself!

#AD – gifted – We received  “Elizabeth – A Celebration In Photographs Of The Queen’s Life and Reign” book to review – but all opinions are our own.


 Queen Elizabeth II Book Review And Giveaway



Queen Elizabeth II was just 25 when she became queen. But even before she became our monarch, she had been in the public eye for all her life. 

This beautiful new book by Jennie Bond explores the very personal and very public life of the Queen throughout her life and reign. 


She Was Not Destined To Be Queen At All


Queen Elizabeth II Book



When she was born, she wasn’t expected to be the heir to the throne. Instead, she was born to the then Duke and Duchess of York, and only became heir presumptive due to the very unexpected abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII.

The book takes us through her early war years, her romance with Prince Phillip, and her undertaking of public duties. Until the sad day when she found out during a foreign tour that her father had died and left her the heir to the throne.

Through the book we see stunning photographs of the early years of her children. And then the book guides us through the good times, her Silver Jubilee to the wedding of Charles and Diana.

Inevitably, the book also takes us through the sadder times. Firstly, the break up of two of her children’s marriages. And secondly the book obviously touches on the very sudden death of Diana in 1997. Unquestionably this affected the popularity of the Royal Family in the UK. And indeed this book discusses that.

Finally, the book looks towards the future, with the Queen’s current heirs, Charles and William. Where will the Royal Family be in the future?


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The Author


This book has been written and compiled by Jennie Bond, who most of us remember as the BBC Royal Correspondent. She occupied that role for many years. 

In her time as correspondent, Jennie had many occasions in which to chat and examine the Queen closely at work. Clearly, Jennie had many opportunities to see the Queen both home and abroad. So she has been in a perfect position to document her time in that unique role.

This resulting book is a candid and frank biography of one of the leading figures of the 20th and 21st century. And is filled with the most amazing photographs. It is sure to be an amazing addition to any royal lover’s collection.


Fancy Winning This Book For Yourself?


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Read on as you have a chance of winning one of these books for yourself!


It’s Time For A Giveaway!


The lovely people at Welbeck Publishing have offered one of my readers the chance to win one of the books  featured above! Hence you too could be seeing these pictures for yourself in my Queen Elizabeth II Book Review And Giveaway! To be in with a chance to win, you enter using the form below. Good luck!

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 The competition is open to entrants from the UK only. The winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes – but see the full t&cs below.

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  • Giveaway ends at midnight on 30th July 2020 (00:00 on 31st July 2020)
  • There is one prize only – which consists of a copy of “Elizabeth – A Celebration In Photographs Of The Queen’s Life and Reign” rrp £20
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.  
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  • The Winner will be contacted by email within 72 hours of the giveaway ending.
  • If no response is received from the Winner within 72 hours of being contacted, a subsequent Winner may be selected. 
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Disclaimer: I received this book for the purposes of this review. But all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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78 Replies to “Queen Elizabeth II Book Review And Giveaway”

  1. MARK THOMAS says:

    I have fond memories of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, when we had a street party .

  2. Bryan Murphy says:

    The Silver Jubilee, we had a street party and the weather was fantastic

  3. Sally Collingwood says:

    She came to Bristol many years ago and went through the city centre and I was stood by the kerb and waved to her and she looked straight at me and waved back, it was fabulous and I will treasure that moment forever.

  4. Rebecca King says:

    It has to be the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012!

  5. Margaret Gallagher says:

    The queens silver jubilee – party time galore at school at my special letter i received

  6. Joo Dee says:

    enjoying the Silver Jubilee celebrations when younger was really special

  7. Sheena Batey says:

    Her silver jubilee when I actually saw her if only from a distance

  8. fiona waterworth says:

    the coronation, as it was actually televised so we could see the whole parade, as we were 300 miles away it felt magical to us

  9. Annabel Greaves says:

    I remember her silver jubilee when I was I child and the street party we had when I was a child where we all dressed up, I was Little Red Riding Hood !!!

    1. Alex says:

      I love the queens Christmas speech…the annus horribilus.

  10. Fiona Timms says:

    The Golden Jubilee when all the buses were painted gold!

  11. Natalie Burgess says:

    This would be a fascinating read, I’m in awe of our Queen xx

  12. Chris Andrews says:

    What is the most memorable moment of the Queen’s reign to you?

    a very recent one . . . . the intimate chat with Sir Tom Moore at his knighthood

  13. Carole Nott says:

    I think her diamond jubilee celebrations were lovely.

  14. valerie harbut says:

    What a fantastic book. There have been so many heart-warming moments but to me the most memorable is the Coronation Day itself, possibly because we had our first television installed for the occasion.

  15. Darren Jacobs says:

    The 1977 silver jubilee, we had a street party and got a silver coin.

  16. Lucy says:

    Hello, for me it is her speech that she made at the start of Lockdown, I thought it was very moving and what we needed.

  17. John Taggart says:

    She’s just like the country……..never stops ‘reigning’!

  18. Adrian Bold says:

    For me it was the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

  19. Ruth Harwood says:

    Her Diamond Jubilee, and her speech at the start of lockdown xx

    1. Christopher Read says:

      It would be the Diamond Nubile, and I was in London at the time. Thanks for running this giveaway 🙂

  20. Alex Bell says:

    Her Diamond Jubilee! And look forward to her speeches every Christmas, as well as the few extraordinary ones lately.

  21. Michelle Kinsey says:

    I remember being at school when she opened the new Metro Line running between Newcastle and Sunderland. There was a gold coloured train carriage that she was on board, that passed through every new metro station. The train stopped at Fellgate which was near the comprehensive school I went to, but we couldn’t see her from where our school field was. Was very exciting knowing she was nearby

  22. Pat Healy says:

    Her recent attendance at granddaughter’s wedding and throw back to pictures if the Queen in the dress. Also Captain Tom’s Knighthood.

  23. Lisa Young says:

    The love on her face at her grand childrens weddings.

  24. Rachel Craig says:

    Bowing her head in Respect, as Princess Diana’s coffin passed her on a carriage, on it’s way to her final resting place, at her birth family’s estate.

  25. debbie gilbert says:

    Her appearance with James Bond at the London Olympics

  26. susan leake says:

    Seeing her on a visit to our local town… she looked tiny in the glass domed car

  27. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Her Diamond Jubilee. Oh and when she jumped from the helicopter at the Olympics 😉

  28. Mark Fridlington says:

    Although I was not alive to see it, the Queen’s Coronation is most significant to me.

  29. Alex says:

    The queens speech is an event every Christmas in our house. The annus horribilus..

  30. Lucy Victoria says:

    This would be so fascinating to see the visuals, to me she represents strength and determination especially as a woman often in male dominated areas

  31. Patricia Barrett says:

    For me it is the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

  32. Patricia Dewey says:

    I was 5 and my class at school were taken to the local cinema to watch the Coronation. It was wonderful and I remember it quite clearly.


    we got the day off school when the Queen visited our town for the silver jubilee celebrations!

  34. Amanda Milton says:

    The Golden jubilee,as we had a family party,and the house was decorated in things connected with the queen

  35. Victoria Bazley says:

    The Diamond Jubilee. We were sitting outside Buckingham Palace in the stands the day after the concert. We saw the carriages and the balcony and then the flypast. A magnificent day!

  36. Michelle Stewart says:

    Her Silver Jubilee year I still have the scrapbook yet that I made in school

  37. Nadia says:

    There are so many memorable moments as she has been there all my life. For me it is when I saw her on a visit to Portsmouth during the Silver Jubilee celebrations,

  38. Fiona Johnstone says:

    The Queen’s speech at the start of lockdown is most memorable for me. I found it quite moving. We had scary times ahead but she said we will get through it and we will meet again.

  39. Daphne Monk says:

    My mum like so many others married in 1947 as Well, it made me always feel so close to our dear Queen

  40. D Brock says:

    I remember the recent Queen’s Jubilee 2012 and the boats on the River Thames.

  41. Harry says:

    It has been an Annus Horribilis. A dreadful thing to have to say but delivered with such unmatched dignity

  42. CAROL PATRICK says:

    The Silver Jubilee celebrations, it was when I met my future husband.


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