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Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward

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Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, by Cecil Beaton, May 1964 - NPG x26038 - © V&A Images

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Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, May 1964
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (281 mm x 216 mm)
Given by Cecil Beaton, 1968
Photographs Collection
NPG x26038

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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1105 portraits, Sitter associated with 357 portraits.

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  • Moorhouse, Paul and Cannadine, David (appreciation), The Queen: Art and Image, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 17 May to 21 October 2012), p. 76 Read entry

    The Queen gave birth to her third child and second son, Prince Andrew, on 19 February 1960. Beaton's intimate photograph of mother and infant (NPG P1483) was taken the following month. This, and his later photograph of the Queen with Princes Andrew and Edward (NPG x26038), departed from the formality of his earlier royal portraits. Drawing closer, they focus instead on the Queen's role as a protective parent.

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Current affairs

Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.

Art and science

Top of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.

International

The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.

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