Whilst most females on the cruise have been reading Fifty Shades of Grey (good grief) I, on the other hand, decided to take Andrew Marr’s book The Diamond Queen with me. Completely different!
I was intrigued to know why the former Republican wrote this book about her. With Andrew, his excellent TV series about her and his previous one about the modern history of Britain, I knew I’d get a more balanced view.
What a story. The insight into her life has been truly fascinating and inspiring. But my favourite part is still how she first met and fell in love with Prince Philip.
As Andrew Marr comments, to find ‘the one’ so young, she was so very lucky.