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Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton, March 1960 - NPG P1482 - © V&A Images

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1960
19 5/8 in. x 16 in. (499 mm x 405 mm)
Given by Gift of Mr Ford Hill, American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery (London) Foundation, Inc., 2015
Primary Collection
NPG P1482

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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1087 portraits, Sitter associated with 350 portraits.

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Prince Andrew (b. 1960) and later Prince Edward (b.1964) were the first children to be born to a ruling monarch since Queen Victoria's reign. This sitting was the first time that Beaton had experimented with a plain white background for his royal portraits. The resulting photographs present a more modern and informal approach to royal photographic portraiture.

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