Iconic royal photographs go on display




Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography has now opened at The King’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

The new exhibition, which features 150 items from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives, tracks the evolution of royal portrait photography over the last 100 years.

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Alessandro Nasini, curator of Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography, said, ‘The Royal Collection
holds some of the most enduring photographs ever taken of the Royal Family, captured by the most celebrated portrait photographers of the past hundred years – from Dorothy Wilding and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz, David Bailey, and Rankin. Alongside these beautiful vintage prints, which cannot be on permanent display for conservation reasons, we are excited to share archival correspondence and never-before-seen proofs that will give visitors a behind-the-scenes insight into the process of creating such unforgettable royal portraits.’

Among the photos is a never-before-seen image of four royal mothers in 1964 and a portrait of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, on her wedding day.

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Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography is at The King’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace from 17 May to 6 October 2024. Plan your visit here.






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