In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. During her long life-time Britain and the world have changed beyond recognition, yet she has stood steadfast throughout as a lasting emblem of stability, continuity and public service.
Historian and senior politician Douglas Hurd has seen the Queen at close quarters, as Home Secretary and then on overseas expeditions as Foreign Secretary. Here he considers the life and role of Britain’s most greatly admired monarch.
With a preface by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.