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Her Majesty the Queen - An Entirely New and Complete Biography Written with the Approval of Her Majesty Cynthia Asquith

Her Majesty the Queen - An Entirely New and Complete Biography Written with the Approval of Her Majesty

Cynthia Asquith

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406767254
Paperback
272 pages
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Text extracted from opening pages of book: HER MAJESTY QUEEN AN ENTIRELY NEW AND COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY WRITTEN WITH THE APPROVAL OF HER MAJESTY WITH 30 ILLUSTRATIONS E. P. DUTTON & CO., INC. PUBLISHERS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1937 BY E. P. DUTTON &MoreText extracted from opening pages of book: HER MAJESTY QUEEN AN ENTIRELY NEW AND COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY WRITTEN WITH THE APPROVAL OF HER MAJESTY WITH 30 ILLUSTRATIONS E. P. DUTTON & CO., INC. PUBLISHERS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1937 BY E. P. DUTTON & CO., INC. ALL RIGHTS RP. SERVED PRINT1 I) IN U. S. A. FIRST FDITION ENGLISH FDITION FNTITLED THE QUEEN* LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE PAINTING BY PHILIP DE LASZLO . . Frontispiece FACING PAGE THE QUEEN AND THE INSEPARABLE COMPANION OF HER CHILDHOOD. HER BROTHER DAVID . . . .16 SEVEN YEARS OLD 17 THE QUEEN AT SEVEN 32 THE QUEEN AT NINE YEARS OF AGE IN A PERIOD FANCY DRESS COSTUME 33 QUEEN ELIZABETH ON HER FIRST PONY BOBS . . 48 THE DANCING LESSON 49 THE FUTURE QUEEN IN THE MEDI/ EVAL HOME OF HER CHILDHOOD ........ 64 THE COUNTESS OF STRATHMORES EMBROIDERED COVERLET 65 A DRAWING BY SARGENT 80 THE WEDDING OF THE KING AND QUEEN IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY ......... 96 As GROUP CAPTAIN OF THE R. A. F. . . . . .97 ON THE MOORS NEAR GLAMIS, THE PRINCE OF WALES ( NOW THE DUKE OF WINDSOR ) AND THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK ( NOW KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH) 112 THE CHRISTENING OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH . .128 THE KING AND QUEFN WITH THEIR FIRST-BORN . .129 QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HER BABY 144 DRIVING FROM CRATHIE CHURCH, BALMORAL . . .145 THE QUEEN AND HER DAUGHTERS AT GLAMIS CASTLE . 160 FACING PAGE PRINCESS ELIZABETH AND PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE AT A PARTY GIVEN FOR THEM BY VISCOUNTESS ASTOR . .161 QUEEN ELIZABETH LEAVING ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL AFTER THE SILVER JUBILEE SERVICE WITH THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT AND PRINCESSES ELIZABETH AND MARGARET ROSE ....... 176 THE LITTLE PRINCESSES SIGN THE VISITORS BOOK AT THE LORD ROBERTS MEMORIAL WORKSHOPS, DUNDEE . .177THE KING FNJOYS THE BOYS CAMP AT SOUTHWOLD . .184 THE QUFEN AND PRINCESS ELIZABETH . . . .192 THF THRFF WHITF ROSFS OF-YORK . . . .193 HFR SMILE is A REFRESHMENT . . . . . 208 KING GFORGF AND QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THEIR DAUGH TERS WITH THFIR DOGS . . . . . . 209 HFR MA. JFSTY. W7 ....... 216 His MAJFSTY, 10W ....... 217 KING GFORGF, Qui FN ELI/ ABFIH AND QUFFN MARY AT fc BRITISH INDUSTRIES FAIR. FEBRUARY 16m 1937 . 224 QUFLN El 17 / BPFH AT A GALA PERFORMANCE Of BALLET GIVFN BY THC NATIONAL COUNCIL OF GIRLS CLUBS, MARCH STH. 1937 ....... 225 HER MAJESTY The Queen HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN CHAPTER I THOUGH Englands beloved Queen Mary has lately suffered much bitter sorrow, one great consolation must lessen her grief- the knowledge that the heavy burden now laid on the unassuming shoulders of her second son is to be shared by an ideal companion and Consort* And how greatly the heavy weight of kingship can thus be lightened who should know better than Queen Mary ? Besides possessing the natural gifts which so clearly qualify her to adorn it, our new Queen comes to the throne already well tried and proved, not only as wife and mother, but also as an unself-sparing and gracious servant of the State. Queen Elizabeth has indeed long been enthroned in the hearts of her husbands subjects. It is now nearly fourteen years since the day when, as the new Duchess of York, she so gracefully stepped into the pages of English history and began her conquest of its people. On her wedding day the young bride could scarcely have failed to appeal to the popular imagination. What ever her appearance and personality, the youngest daughter who, in Englands latest fairy-story, had married the Kings Son/ becamea heroine for 9 whom the stage was well raised and brightly lit, and a spellbound audience assured, But the very prominence of her position, the search light of scrutiny to which her marriage exposed her, gave quite as much scope for failure as for success. Though her appearance and charm of manner provided an admirable introduction, no natural advantages could have insured lasting popularity* To the new Princess, as to every other young girl, her marriage merely provided the opportunity. But from the very outset the young Duchess of Yorks demeanour, a happy ble