I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and that is saying a lot! I have issues with reading (I hear EVERY single word in my head) and so I normally shy away from books that are not on audio or whose text I cannot covert to audio very quickly. I found this to be a quick, easy read and that I never once felt as though I were slogging through the pages praying for the final sentence to end. It is a perfect read for those just starting to pay attention to the British Royal Family, or for those who want to know just a little bit more about Elizabeth II. When I read this book the first time, I hadn’t read about Queen Elizabeth II in a long time, and wanted to read more about her life and family. I learned a lot of things I hadn’t known and after reading this book it really makes me see her more as a grandmother than ever before. Mr. Lacey provides readers with a brief history, but it is enough to spark an interest in her life and cause readers like me to seek out further information. There are parts of the book that have to do with the days just after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales that make me wonder how tough the woman we call Elizabeth II truly is…those are days that the people who were at Balmoral that year still do not want to discuss. I was also touched by the story in the book surrounding September 11, 2001…that one came as a real surprise to me. I recommend this one to anyone who would like to know a little more about the person we call Queen Elizabeth II, and if it sparks your curiosity to research further, this book is documented well enough to get you started. Happy reading!