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The Crown in Vogue: Vogue's 'special royal salute' to Queen Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor

Robin Muir, Josephine Ross

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Photographs: collections, Biography: royalty, Fashion & society

A lavishly illustrated celebration of the British Royal Family from the unrivalled archive of British Vogue, published to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

'What a fabulous book - a must for any royal watcher! It's elegant, stylish and gloriously illustrated. I didn't want it to end. I loved the original and innovative approach to the subject, and the new insights I gained. I cannot recommend it highly enough.' Alison Weir

'Vogue, like the royal family, has been through many evolutions of its own, and to view Her Majesty's life though the record of our pages is truly a document of history.' - Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue

Five monarchs (crowned and uncrowned); one abdication; one royal investiture; a jewel box of jubilees and many, many royal marriages... British Vogue has borne witness to a century of royal history. As another reign begins, The Crown in Vogue is the magazine's 'special royal salute' to the House of Windsor.

Vogue's first star photographer, Cecil Beaton, was entranced by the House of Windsor and the admiration was mutual. A younger star photographer, Antony Armstrong Jones, left Vogue to marry the Queen's sister and returned as Lord Snowdon. The Queen's cousin, Vogue's Lord Lichfield proved an insightful photographer of royal style along with many of Vogue's fashion photographers including Horst, Norman Parkinson and David Bailey.

With visual treasures from Vogue's unrivalled archive and contributions through the decades from the most perceptive of royal commentators - from Evelyn Waugh to Zadie Smith - The Crown in Vogue is the definitive, authoritative portrait of Queen Elizabeth II's magnificent reign - and of royalty in the modern age.

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Robin Muir

Robin Muir is a writer, curator and former picture editor of Vogue.

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