Marr works his way through the 60 years: from the young Queen, finding her way and her role to the doyenne of her family, the country and the Commonwealth. There is much sympathy for the Queen with the issues of her former daughters-in-law, for example.
There is mention of abdication, but Marr omits one salient fact: a sovereign cannot abdicate without an Act of Parliament.
The Real Elizabeth is a competent, thought-provoking look at the reign of the a very respected sovereign. Marr is right: Britain is very lucky to have her.