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November 22 , 2010

Pierre Berton on the Young Queen Elizabeth II

In 1953, Macleans Sent a Special Correspondent Behind the Scenes of the Royal Household. A Seven Part Series from the Pages of the Magazine


In 1953, a year after Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, Maclean's ran a seven-part series—marking her official coronation—by acclaimed author and historian Pierre Berton, entitled "The family in the palace."Its an intimate portrait of the private and public princess turned Queen, written almost as if he himself were a lady in waiting: "She does not pluck her eyebrows or wear bright varnish on her nails. She would rather foxtrot than rhumba. She knows her Kipling but has no affinity for Gertrude Stein." Berton also imparts a deeper understanding of the Queen by profiling her forebears, the Hanovers and Coburgs. And he concludes the series with a look at her husband, duke of Edinburgh, "the strong-willed man who will leave his stamp on the monarchy of the future." All seven of these articles, as well as an extra on "The strange rites of royalty" are included is this special Maclean's ebook, Pierre Berton on the Young Queen Elizabeth.

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