May 29, 2012
Quintessential English magazine, Country Life, has partnered with Getty Images, one of the world’s leading providers of imagery, video and multimedia products, to launch a special Diamond Jubilee iPad app.
Diamond Queen features an extraordinary and fascinating collection of beautiful imagery and video footage, giving a glimpse into the life of the Queen through nine decades. With 14 galleries – including early childhood, marriage, public life, horses and daywear – the content has been taken from the extensive Getty Images archive and edited by the Country Life editorial team.
Country Life editor Mark Hedges says; “You could say that this App has been 86 years in the making, as this series of pictures, including some by Lord Lichfield, covers the astonishing breadth of her life. I don’t think such a wonderful collection of images of Her Majesty has ever been put together before. Starting with charming pictures of her childhood, we follow The Queen in her most formal and intimate settings.”
Josh Rucci, senior director media & broadcast, Getty Images, says: “We are delighted to partner with Country Life as the exclusive photo and video source within Diamond Queen. Our coverage of the Queen’s life is extensive and ranges from her early years via Studio Lisa; to coronation and reign through Picture Post, Lichfield Archive, and Tim Graham to name a few; through to contemporary coverage from the present day captured by our award-winning Royal photographers. Getty Images and IPC Media have a terrific history and this partnership demonstrates our mutual objective toward serving the digital audience with the highest-quality editorial and visual content.”
Diamond Queen launches 30th May, a week after Country Life’s 370-page Diamond Jubilee collector’s issue hit the newsstand. Diamond Queen will be available in the app store, priced £3.99.
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About Country Life
Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. The magazine comments in depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, property, the arts, gardens and gardening, the countryside, schools and wildlife. This eclectic editorial mix, combined with stunning photography and high-end property advertising ensures that week after week, Country Life is read by people who live the real country house lifestyle. Countrylife.co.uk brings over 100 years of editorial and commercial excellence to the web and is one of the best and most enjoyable places to browse for luxury property for sale online. The site also showcases the best of the editorial from Country Life magazine as well as carrying its own exclusive online content covering rural news, seasonal recipes and countryside events. Images in the magazine are available from the Country Life Picture Library.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.co.uk to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. Additional information on how Getty Images inspires and powers communications can be found on The Getty Images Blog at blog.gettyimages.com as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gettyimages.com.