With all the excitement over the new edition to the royal family, I've been thinking more and more about the extremely public lives that royals lead. I myself am very concerned with how to share my life on the blog in a self-conscious way and in a way that makes me comfortable, and I can't imagine not having a choice about what is and isn't made public. That's why the new book Her Majesty caught my eye. It's all about the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth, who has served her country in the public eye for over 60 years, always with an impeccable public image.
The book tells the story of her reign through amazing photographs that depict her in all aspects of her life: as a bride, a mother, a style icon, and a queen. She is shown traveling all over the world for receptions, state functions, and parties, and the images capture her meeting all the icons of the 20th century, including Marylin Monroe, JFK, and the Beatles. It's a truly impressive look at what has been an amazing life, albeit a life with very limited privacy. Definitely take a look at the book - it's incredibly inspiring.
Pick up a copy here, $95.