Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Prince Charles & Princess Anne

Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Prince Charles & Princess Anne

Prince Charles and Princess Anne
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
Clarence House
September 1950
Museum no. PH.642-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Just as newspaper readers had responded enthusiastically to Beaton's wartime portraits of royalty, they were moved by the intimacy of the studies of the infant royals. One reader wrote to The Sunday Graphic and Sunday News: 'Thank you for your page one picture last week - the picture of Prince Charles with his baby sister, which so many have been waiting to long to see. In my opinion, Cecil Beaton surpassed all expectation.'