Queen and Consort: Elizabeth and Philip

Overview

"Princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact" – so said the nineteenth-century writer Walter Bagehot. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary. This love story of the world’s most famous couple presents a thematic look at the most outstandingly successful marriage of recent times.

This illustrated study explores the pressures and stresses of living life in the glare of public scrutiny. It is an early case of a married couple leading independent lives of extraordinary public service and indicating a path for others to follow. The historical experience of queens and their consorts and Elizabeth and Philip’s Canadian and Commonwealth roles add scope to this biography.

Reviews

"Queen and Consort extensively documents the royal marriage ... overall it's a celebration of their landmark anniversary."

Fast Forward Weekly (January, 2008)

About the Authors

Lynne Bell

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Lynne Bell

Lynne Bell is a trustee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and the recipient of the Silver Badge of Service from the Monarchist League of Canada. A contributer to Majesty magazine, she lives in Calgary with her husband and two daughters.

Garry Toffoli

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Garry Toffoli

Garry Toffoli is an author, editor, media commentator, publisher, and administrator. He writes and lectures on royal, constitutional, political, military, and heritage subjects, and lives in Toronto.