Cecil Beaton, The Coronation - Princess Anne

Cecil Beaton, The Coronation - Princess Anne

Princess Anne
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
2 June 1953
Museum no. PH.324-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Queen's young children were full of energy throughout the afternoon. The serenity of the Queen Mother calmed the apprehensive photographer. 'All at once, and because of her, I was enjoying my work. Prince Charles and Princess Anne were buzzing about in the wildest excitement and would not keep still for a moment. The Queen Mother anchored them in her arms, put her head down to kiss Prince Charles' hair, and made a terrific picture.'