Buckingham Palace announces royal photography exhibition

From Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz: Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography goes behind the scenes of taking a portrait fit for royalty.
Princess Margaret photographed by her husband, Lord Snowdon in 1967. Photo: The Royal Collection Trust.

Buckingham Palace has recently announced its exhibitions for The King’s Gallery for 2024, which includes an incredibly intimate look at how royal photography has evolved over the past 100 years. 

Titled Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography, the exhibition will bring together 150 prints, proofs, and documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives to map out the behind-the-scenes processes of how the Royals have been photographed over time.

These include never-seen-before correspondence between the members of the Royal Family and world-famous photographers, handwritten annotations, and much more.

Among the most famous photographers included in the exhibition are the late British fashion, portrait, and war photographer, Cecil Beaton; American celebrity phtographer, Annie Leibovitz; the late English photographer Dorothy Wilding; British photographer and director, Rankin; and the late British photographer and filmmaker Antony Armstrong-Jones, who married the late Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, in 1960 and became Lord Snowdon.

The exhibition, which kicks off on Friday, May 17, runs until Sunday, October 6. Tickets cost £19 (approx. €22) for adults and £9.50 (approx. €11) for children. Bookings are already open on the Royal Collection Trust’s website.

Related Posts