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The Queen's People

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The British monarchy’s rich and storied heritage has been preserved for centuries, and The Queen’s People, made with Royal Household approval, presents a magnificent collection of photography that brings Queen...

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Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal, is the son of Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk. He worked with various companies, and from 2000 to 2002 was Deputy Earl Marshal. Upon the death of his father in 2002, he inherited the late Duke of Norfolk’s peerages and the position of Earl Marshal. He was until 2010 the President of 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel’s Own) Scout Group, and is the president of the Arundel & Littlehampton District Scouts. He is also patron of West Sussex County Scouts. In June 2003, he was awarded the Medal of Merit for Services to the Scout Movement. 

Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, was appointed to his position in April 2010. Woodcock began his career in 1975 as a research assistant to Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms. In 1978, he was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant, and promoted in 1982 to Somerset Herald, an office he held until 1997. He was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the 1996 Birthday Honours and advanced to Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2011 Birthday Honours. In December 2005, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant for the County of Lancashire, in which capacity he assists the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Shuttleworth, to represent Queen Elizabeth II in the county.

Hugo Rittson Thomas is a British portrait photographer. He began his career after studying Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s and Goldsmiths University of London. In 2011 he started working on a photographic series, Creatives, which documents high-profile London individuals from Ron Arad and Hans-Ulrich Obrist to Kylie Minogue and artists Gilbert and George. He has also created photographic series documenting the master chefs at the Harvest Festival and portraits of the Olympic artists. Besides being commissioned to photograph Her Majesty the Queen and her court, other notable portraits include Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, photographed for The Sunday Times.

The Ultimate Collection

The Queen's People


In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

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In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

144 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

June 2016


W 39 x L 47 x D 8 cm

Cover materials

Hand-Bound limited edition in a luxury clamshell case




9.0 kg

Hugo Rittson Thomas

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