To celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee, the V&A museum is hosting a special exhibition of Sir Cecil Beaton's royal family photographs.
A much-admired fashion photographer and portraitist, Beaton brought a touch of Hollywood glamour and regal splendour to the royals (especially in his coronation portrait of Elizabeth) as well as bringing out their more private side. Tender portraits of the Queen watching over her baby son, Prince Charles added a more relatable dimension to the Crown.
Here's a preview to tickle your photographic tastebuds:
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