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  • Place of origin:

    Buckingham Palace (photographed)

  • Date:

    1960, March (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed to the Museum in 1987 by Eileen Hose, secretary to the photographer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 914, box V

Place of Origin

Buckingham Palace (photographed)


1960, March (photographed)


Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)


Width: 24.5 cm image, Height: 24.1 cm image, Width: 24.5 cm paper, Height: 24.1 cm paper

Descriptive line

Royal Portrait by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Photograph depicting Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew, March 1960.

Labels and date

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Buckingham Palace
March 1960

On learning she was to have a third child, Queen Elizabeth wrote to her midwife Sister Helen Rowe, of her delight. She added: ‘The children were very excited at the news of the baby, especially Charles, who loves small children.’ In this image, the parents and children crowd around the crib to admire the new member of their family.

Gelatin silver print

Production Note

Cecil Beaton photographed members of the royal family from 1930-1979.




Gelatin silver process


Photographs; Royalty; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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