A vivid and revealing portrait of the royal marriage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip—perfect for fans of the popular Netflix TV series The Crown.
When a young Princess Elizabeth met and fell in love with the dashing Naval Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, it wasn’t without complications. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of color to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. When they married in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3,000 guests, including six kings and seven queens. Within five years, as Queen Elizabeth II, she would ascend to the throne and later be crowned in front of millions watching through the new medium of television.
Throughout her record-breaking reign until Prince Philip's death in 2021 she relied on the formidable partnership she had made with her consort. Now, acclaimed royal biographer Ingrid Seward sheds new light on their relationship and its impact on their family and on the nation.
My Husband and I reveals the challenges faced by Prince Philip as he accompanied the Queen in their many public appearances, and also offers insight into how their relationship operated behind closed doors. Throughout the years, there were rumors of marital troubles, fierce debates over how to raise their children, and numerous family traumas—from scandalous divorces to shocking deaths—in the full glare of the public eye. But somehow, their relationship endured and provided strength and inspiration to those around them. My Husband and I is not only a vivid portrait of an iconic marriage—it is also a celebration of the power of love.
Ingrid Seward is the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, and one of the most prominent and respected writers on the British royal family, with more than a dozen books on the subject to her credit, including The Queen's Speech, My Husband and I and Prince Philip Revealed. For the last thirty years, she has regularly appeared on television and radio to offer her expert insights on the royal family.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (November 20, 2018)