A fully updated collection of the very best of Arthur's delightful color pictures and unique stories, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the 2012 Olympics, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby
In terms of royal photography, Arthur Edwards is a legend. For 30 years, he has captured the most poignant and memorable moments in the recent history of the monarchy. His images range from candid shots to intimate portraits to rare moments when protocol is put aside to reveal the true personalities behind. Princess Diana referred to him as "our Arthur" and Prince Charles introduces him to world leaders when they are on royal tours. He has been on hand to capture the blossoming romance and subsequent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton; he was there to witness happy and loving moments at the start of Charles and Diana's marriage; he saw Prince William's first steps; and he was there for Prince Harry's first day at Eton. As well as having taken momentous pictures, Arthur has fascinating stories to go with them. For example, the time when Patti Palmer-Tomkinson announced to the assembled press that her "Uncle Harry" would be joining her party--and out stepped Prince Charles wearing false glasses, nose, and moustache. Or in Liverpool when a young lad rode up to Princess Diana and asked for a kiss--and she obliged. It was also Arthur who pointed out to Prince Charles during a polo match that his fly was down--having checked with Arthur that nothing was showing, the Prince then carried on playing. This wonderful book is packed with the magical memories of someone who has been present as history and headlines have been made.
Arthur Edwards has been royal photographer for Britain's bestselling daily newspaper, the "Sun," for more than 30 years. He was awardedan MBE for hisservices to newspapers in 2003."