The Queen’s 90th Birthday: Celebratory book launched at Windsor Castle

Press Release: The highlight of the 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in May was a magnificent celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Home Park Private, Windsor Castle, involving over 900 horses and 1500 participants from across the world. The spectacular weeklong event was watched on television by over seven million around the world.

On 25 November, the publication of a specially-commissioned book to commemorate the event was announced. The book features photographs by the world-renowned photographer Henry Dallal. It was published with the support of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and the Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation, who between them ensured that a contingent of rare Karabakh Horses played a central part in the show. The beauty of the horses, and the skill and daring of the riders stunned attendees and television viewers alike. Azerbaijani dancers also entertained the crowds and television audience throughout the week of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

At the book launch, the photographer and publisher of the book, Henry Dallal, commented: “I am delighted with the final product, and I hope Her Majesty the Queen is also pleased. Text and captions have been contributed by a variety of participants, including Dame Helen Mirren, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, Shirley Bassey and Azarbaijani dancer Guinel Sheykhova. They bring to life the excitement of the celebrations during those few days in May.”

Tale Heydarov, Chairman, TEAS, said: “It was wonderful to see how the performance by the Azerbaijan equestrian team of Karabakh Horses and dancers wowed the audiences. We hope that the book will be a lovely reminder of the celebrations for Her Majesty and for many others.”