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

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

Princess Elizabeth & Prince Charles
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
Clarence House
September 1950
Museum no. PH.319-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Prince Charles was at the stage when he was interested in everything. A live wire, he never flagged in energy, even when those around him were exhausted. One minute he was up on a window-sill giving an unexpected treat to the passers-by below, pulling at the curtain cords; the next he was climbing onto the sofa to take the cigarettes out of a silver box; then he would be absorbed with interest in the working of his mother's snapshot camera.