In this timely, touching book, bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh offers an evocative portrait of the royal family, while also exploring their adapting roles against a backdrop of social change. Following the decades of Elizabeth's reign, he looks at the Queen's Christmas messages, pulling out quotes on particular themes, and exploring the wider contexts behind them. From royal weddings and births, to historical events and cultural milestones, Alan creates a series of meticulously researched and telling snapshots, which form a comprehensive picture of a traditional monarchy ever evolving in modern Britain. Alan Titchmarsh has close links with the royal family, and brings huge personal passion to this subject. His wonderful eye for detail, gift for social history and engaging, accessible style make this an unmissable memento of the Diamond Jubilee.