"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.
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 is the Executive Director of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust. He is the co-author of several books about the monarchy and is also a frequent television and radio commentator for royal events and issues.
Arthur Bousfield, a founding member and former vice-chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, for many years edited and published the periodical Monarchy Canada. He is the co-author of five books on the monarchy.