Monday, November 19, 2012

Photograph of the Royal Family at Balmoral goes on display in Diamond Jubilee exhibition

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The Royal Family at Balmoral, August 1955. Photographer: James Reid. All rights reserved / (C)Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2012.

LONDON.- An image selected by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh for their personal Christmas card in 1955 goes on display in a special Diamond Jubilee exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Queen: 60 Photographs for The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 years(16 November 24-February 2013) captures Her Majesty in fleeting moments on official occasions and at relaxed family gatherings in Scotland and around the world. This photograph of the Royal Family was taken by Scottish photographer James Reid (1905-74) in August 1955, just two years after the Coronation. It shows The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh sitting on a stone wall in the gardens of Balmoral Castle, with a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne standing on either side of them. The Royal Family is accompanied by two of The Queen’s corgis, one of which is looking directly at the camera. The ... More

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