LIFE The Years of the Crown

LIFE The Years of the Crown

LIFE The Years of the Crown
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There is a royal way of being-stoic, dry-eyed, and most importantly, private. And by maintaining an air of opacity despite their very public lives, scandals, and mishaps, the royal family has captured the attention and intrigue of the world. Readers buy tabloids promising to expose their secrets, viewers have tuned in to watch their special moments since Elizabeth first took the throne, books telling inside accounts have sold millions of copies. The world eagerly wants to learn as much as they can about what this royal family is like behind closed doors. That’s why the streaming hit The Crown, which has earned high praise for its relatively accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth’s life, has been held in such high regard by viewers season after season. The show evolves with the Queen’s life, the cast rotating as the real-life royals grow in both age and confidence in their roles. And for all the insight the Netflix series provides, the real-life version of these stories, is just as rich and compelling. This special edition is a chronicle of the highs and lows of Queen Elizabeth’s monarchy, with “on-screen” photo gallery interstitials showing the same moments in her life from the series.

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Meredith Corporation
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a subject of global fascination and obsession

THE BRITISH MONARCHY IS A SOURCE of worldwide fascination, irresistibly alluring and endlessly intriguing. There’s the fairy-tale quality of it all, along with the vast wealth and tradition, the pomp and the pageantry. When the future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten in 1947, the ceremony was broadcast to 200 million radio listeners around the globe; six years later an international audience witnessed her coronation on television, a groundbreaking event widely credited with popularizing the new medium. In every time zone, people have set their clocks to watch the weddings of Charles and Diana, William and Kate, and Harry and Meghan. There is also an undeniable mystique to the House of Windsor that stems in part from its scrupulous opacity, an almost impenetrable aura of stoicism and secrecy that has…

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personal charm

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1 an unlikely path to the throne

IN THE SPRING OF 1926, GREAT BRITAIN was in turmoil, torn by economic woes and labor strife, specifically a coal miners’ dispute that would eventually trigger a general strike. But you’d never have guessed the bleak national mood in the rainy early hours of April 21, at least not if you were among the crowd amassed outside 17 Bruton Street, in London’s exclusive Mayfair district. There the atmosphere was electric with anticipation of a special event: the birth of a royal child—to Albert, Duke of York, younger son of King George V—and his wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. At 2:40 a.m., a baby girl arrived by cesarean section. Named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, she would be known to her family as Lilibet—and to the world, one day, as Queen Elizabeth…

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a princess and her journey

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2 a queen rises

“L OOK, THEY’VE SENT THE HEARSES,” the new queen quipped as their plane landed at London Airport, and she beheld a convoy of black government cars—along with Winston Churchill, among others—awaiting her arrival. One of those vehicles, a Rolls-Royce, took the royal couple back to Clarence House, where Elizabeth received a bracing reminder of her new status: The queen’s first visitor was 84-year-old Queen Mary, her father’s mother. As a princess, Elizabeth had always curtsied to her, but now their ranks and roles were reversed. “Her old granny and subject must be the first to kiss her hand,” Mary said. Elizabeth’s first official task was to meet at St. James’s Palace with the Accession Council—some 200 Privy Counsellors, government officers, representatives from the Commonwealth and others who convene at the start of…

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the troubled early years