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The Lady
March 2, 2012
The truth about the Queen’s Corgis. They are the Queen’s closest companions – so what’s it really like to be a regal pooch? Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith reveals… More »

Malibu Magazine
February 22, 2012
“Sally Bedell Smith is known for her impeccable writing and journalistic integrity…This esteem and trust earned Smith the palace’s help in the writing of her latest biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, in which Smith uncovers Queen Elizabeth’s fascinating life leading up to her Diamond Jubilee this year” More »

CBC News
February 13, 2012 Read the Interview

The Telegraph
February 4, 2012 Writes Victoria Ward: “Contents of Queen’s handbag revealed: including £5 for church collection.” The contents of the Queen’s ubiquitous handbag have long been the source of much mystery and speculation. More »

KCAL9: CBS Los Angeles
January 29, 2012 Watch the video

New York Times
January 20, 2012
“An excellent, all-embracing new biography of Queen Elizabeth II by the superb chronicler Sally Bedell Smith comes out in time to help American readers appreciate the facts of this complex pair [Elizabeth and Prince Philip] in the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,the 60th anniversary of her accession to the British Throne….Ms. Bedell Smith pulls fascinating details into her portrait of Elizabeth, shining a beam of light onto underlighted corners of the monarch’s experience.” More »

National Post
January 18, 2012
Shinan: Queen Elizabeth, more than a pretty smile More »

Huffington Post
January 16, 2012
Royal Bride Wars: Diana Was No Kate More »

Fox News: Fox and Friends
January 13, 2012
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USA Today
January 9, 2012
The British national anthem might be God Save the Queen, but according to Sally Bedell Smith’s new biography, Elizabeth the Queen, the petite monarch has done a heroic job of rescuing the royal institution herself. More »

LA Times
January 9, 2012
Much has been written about the British monarch, but the American author manages to mine new tidbits – with the help of the queen’s family and friends. More »

Boston Globe
January 8, 2012
A sprightly 85 and still clutching her signature handbag, Queen Elizabeth II is more popular than ever. More »