GB, 'Elizabeth the Italian Queen': book presentation by Ilaria Grillini in Rome

The long love story that binds the Windsors to our country, on 17 February in via Margutta

'Elizabeth. The Italian queen'. Ilaria Grillini's latest book (published by Rai Libri) will be presented in Rome, at Emme Restaurant & Bar (Rome). An edited article on the English sovereign, in the year of her Platinum Jubilee, 'a long love story that binds the Windsors to our country'. The author will dialogue with the journalist Anna Maria Greco.

“The Windsor family is certainly one of the ruling families that has been talked about over the years – explains a note from the precious volume – From when Edward VIII renounced the kingdom to marry the beautiful American Wallis Simpson, up to our days and all the gossip swirling around Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Ilaria Grillini, a journalist expert in the field of crowned heads, reconstructs the privileged relationship that all the exponents of the English royal family have had with Italy, thanks also to the testimonies of people, nobles, politicians and representatives of institutions, entrepreneurs and ordinary people, who had the pleasure of meeting them."

Not only Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, but also George V, the Queen Mother, Charles and Diana, and more recently the young Harry with his wife, have often come to our country, and have visited it from Piedmont to Sicily, passing for Rome and Florence. Therefore, starting from the five and a half official trips of Queen Elizabeth, the author tells us many curious anecdotes about the English royals - from Prince Philip's lesser-known gaffes to the queen's dirty looks at the servants who do not know how to respect some details of table protocol , from Diana's absent and melancholy mood on her trip to Italy with Charles to the Prince of Wales' good taste in wines - in an unpublished chapter on the history of the English royal house, which has always made all those who follow it discuss and dream the vicissitudes.

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