'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960'

'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960'

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, (6 May 1960)
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (88 mm x 140 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x193294

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  • Princess Anne (1950-), Equestrian; Olympian; Princess Royal and daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Sitter in 121 portraits.
  • Lady Rose Clowes (née Nevill) (1950-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; wife of George Mark Somerset Clowes; daughter of 5th Marquess of Abergavenny. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Annabel Margaret Cope (née Rhodes) (1952-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; former wife of Christopher J. Strickland-Skailes, and later wife of G. V. Charles Cope; daughter of Denys Gravenor Rhodes. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Hon. Catherine Anne Cretton (née Vesey) (1953-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; wife of Bruno Cretton; daughter of 6th Viscount de Vesci of Abbey Leix. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Marilyn Emma Margaret Gayer (née Wills) (1947-1970), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; wife of Trelawny Gayer; daughter of John Lycett Wills. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Roger William Gilliatt (1922-1991), Clinical neurologist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sarah Charlotte Margaret Henderson (née Lowther) (1954-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; wife of Henry Merton Henderson; daughter of Sir John Luke Lowther. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Lady Virginia Mary Elizabeth Hill (née FitzRoy) (1954-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; former wife of Lord Ralph William Francis Joseph Kerr, and later wife of Roger Babington Hill; daughter of 11th Duke of Grafton. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Lady Angela Isabel Mary Keating (née Nevill) (1948-), Bridesmaid to Princess Margaret; wife of William Keating; daughter of Lord Rupert Charles Montecute Nevill. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Princess Margaret (1930-2002), Daughter of George VI; Countess of Snowdon. Sitter associated with 275 portraits.
  • Lord Snowdon (1930-2017), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist of 279 portraits.

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Events of 1960back to top

Current affairs

Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.

Art and science

Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.


Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.

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