Cecil Beaton, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret

Cecil Beaton, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret

Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret
Cecil Beaton
Buckingham Palace
October 1942
Gelatin Silver Print
Museum no. Ph.677-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This study of the family in simple dress was taken when Beaton was invited to photograph the visit of Mrs Franklin Roosevelt, the First Lady of the United States, to Buckingham Palace. It was perhaps intended to show the ordinariness of royalty, who, like other Britons, experienced food rationing during the war.