Official publisher for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, St James’s House, has announced that a limited-edition, commemorative album will be released to mark The Queen’s birthday celebration at Windsor Castle this year. This publication will be the only commemorative album sanctioned and endorsed by the event organisers, and St James’s House will also produce the official event programme.
Featuring a cover embossed with Arnold Machin’s iconic portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, ‘The Queen at 90’ is a hardback, fully illustrated, commemorative album that provides a rich photographic record of The Queen’s life and tells her life story over 90 years, from her birth and marriage to her reign of more than 60 years. It also reflects on the United Kingdom’s role and influence during her lifetime.
The album will be presented as a gift to VVIP and VIP guests at The Queen’s Birthday Celebration, taking place between 12th and 15th May at Windsor Castle. On each evening over 1,500 people and 900 horses will take part in a 90-minute celebration along with actors, bands and dancers, in order to tell the story of The Queen’s life.
The limited-edition album and programme will be made available for retail sale, and can already be pre-ordered online atwww.hmq90books.com. A number of book retailers – including Royal Mail, with its popular online shop for selling stamps, collectibles and gifts – will sell one or both of the publications.
St James’s House has previously worked on several projects related to the Royal Family, creating the official programme and commemorative album for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, as well as producing a celebratory publication for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday celebration at Windsor Castle in 2011.
Anna Danby, Head of Creative at St James’s House, said: “We enlisted the help of a number of leading royal experts and partners to bring together this wonderful celebration of The Queen’s life to date. The pages of this album take the reader on a visual journey, providing a real insight into the life of one of the most celebrated women in the world. The album will be a truly beautiful souvenir of this historic occasion, that I am sure will be cherished for years to come by those lucky to get their hands on a copy.”
“It’s a great privilege to work with the organisers of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration,” added Richard Freed, Chief Executive of St James’s House. “As the official publisher, we’ve been entrusted with telling The Queen’s story. Over the four evenings, more than 25,000 VIPs, guests and spectators will attend the event, and the commemorative album will enable The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration to reach an even wider audience.”
Based in London, UK, St James’s House is one of Britain’s leading custom publishers. For more than a decade, it has produced high-quality official commemorative albums for major organisations and events that include the 90th anniversary of the RAF, the 750th anniversary of Parliament, the 50th anniversary of the CBI and the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
St James’s House has also previously worked for the Home Office and the Royal Navy, and is today a widely recognised leader in high-quality, official media production.
Website for book sales: www.hmq90books.com