Elilzabeth: The Crown in Crisis

The Passionate Eye

The 1990s brought relentless public criticism and painful private tragedy to the Queen. She dubbed 1992 her ‘Annus Horribilis’ in which she saw the collapse of 3 of her children’s marriages, as well as the devastating destruction of Windsor Castle. The death of the Princess Diana presented the Queen with the gravest challenge - as she focused on protecting her grieving grandsons, the public interpreted the Queen’s silence as lack of feeling.

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