For millions of us, the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June was one of 2012’s defining moments, in a year full of defining moments. Friends, families and complete strangers in communities up and down the country came together to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
To commemorate this historic milestone, Haynes is publishing The People’s Jubilee, a stunning picture collection which chronicles, in lavish pictorial detail, the Royal Family’s activities in 2012 – from the spectacular celebrations to the more low key, but nevertheless important, events which marked six decades of the Queen’s dedication to Britain and the Commonwealth.
Written and compiled by Victoria Murphy, Royal Correspondent for the Daily Mirror, who followed the Queen every step of the way, The People’s Jubilee features more than 300 colour and black and white images of the Queen and the Royal Family – many previously unseen – taken by Mirror and Reuters photographers during 2012.
Photographs taken at key milestones from the Queen’s reign – including the Coronation of 1953 and the jubilees of 1977 and 2002 – also provide a visual reminder of how Her Majesty, and society, has changed over the course of her 60-year reign.
The People’s Jubilee
A Nation Celebrates
Royal Correspondent for Daily Mirror
Publication: 1 November 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85733 185 4