My Years with the Queen

My Years with the Queen

A Remarkable Story of Duty and Friendship


Lady Pamela has been by the Queen's side for some of the most important moments of her life. As a Mountbatten, she is a descendant of the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, in Germany. First cousin to the Duke of Edinburgh and second cousin to the Queen, Lady Pamela has had the lifelong privilege of knowing them simply as Philip and Lilibet.

My Years with the Queen is a celebratory and personal account of a wonderful time in Lady Pamela's life, as well as an unequalled portrait of the Queen from one of her oldest friends.

About the author

Lady Pamela Hicks

Lady Pamela Hicks was born the daughter of Earl and Countess Mountbatten in 1929. A lifelong friend of the Queen, she served first as a bridesmaid and later as lady-in-waiting, both before and following the Coronation in 1953. Lady Pamela was living in India at the time of Partition and subsequently accompanied the Queen and Duke on several royal tours. In the 1960s she married the flamboyant designer David Hicks and they settled in Oxfordshire, where Pamela still lives today. My Years with the Queen is her third book.
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