Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles, Clarence House, September 1950, by Cecil Beaton / Gelatin silver print / 190mm x 194mm / Credit: © V&A Images

The Royal BC Museum in Victoria is presenting Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration from June 1 to September 3. Royal photographer Cecil Beaton took these formal and informal portraits of Queen Elizabeth II over three decades in her roles as princess, monarch and mother. The images are exhibited along with excerpts from the photographer’s diaries and letters to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne.

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