The Queen’s Year

A Souvenir Album

David Oakey

David Oakey

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

120 pages | 250 color plates | 8 x 8 | © 2010
Cloth $19.95 ISBN: 9781905686346 Published August 2010 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

The Queen's Year opens the Queen's calendar to all for the first time with a season-by-season description of the engagements that make up a year in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. From Buckingham Palace garden parties to Remembrance Sunday, from Royal Ascot to visits from heads of state, this royal agenda comprises all, explaining the history and significance of both formal and informal events within the Queen's year. Two hundred and fifty color photographs accompany the text, making this both a history and a magnificent visual exploration of a year in the life of the Queen. Offering fans a rare insider's point of view, The Queen's Year contains a wealth of insight into the life and work of the monarch and court today.

Contents
Introduction
A New Year

Spring
   Commonwealth Day
   Investitures
   The Royal Maundy Service
   Easter Court
   Regional Visits

Summer
   The Royal Windsor Horse Show
   The Chelsea Flower Show
   Trooping the Colour
   Garter Day
   Royal Ascot
   Garden Parties
   Holyrood Week
   Balmoral

Autumn
   Remembrance Sunday
   Privy Council Meetings
   The Diplomatic Reception
   The State Opening of Parliament
   State Visits

Winter
   Royal Receptions
   Royal Film Performances
   Royal Variety Performances
   Audiences
   The Christmas Broadcast
   Christmas

Illustrations
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