The Queen's role in culture
How art, music, film, television, and photography put a public face to a private life
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Queen Elizabeth's place in culture cannot be overstated. The late British monarch was one of the most recognized public figures in the world. She appeared on canvas and in plays, films, and television. Her likeness was caught in books, novels, and magazines. She influenced fashion, and songs were written about her. Indeed, Her Majesty became one of the great cultural icons of our age, where art appeared to meld seamlessly with the image. So, how did art put a public face to a private life?
Click through and recall some of the most celebrated—and controversial—cultural moments in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
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