It is a good time to be an anglophile and a royalist, the British Royal family has renewed interest in popular culture with the royal wedding of Prince Harry coming up, and The Crown, about the life of his grandmother, the Queen herself, is one of the biggest hits on Netflix. So it comes as no surprise that there is a slew of new books out (as if there ever stopped being new books about the Royals), but none as fulfilling as My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward – which makes a nice companion to The Crown filling in more details about the life, and specifically the marriage, of the longest-serving monarch in British history.

About My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward:

“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 its problems. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of colour to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. When they married in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3000 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.”

My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.