Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Andrew

Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Andrew

Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Andrew
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
Buckingham Palace
March 1960
Museum no. PH.1806-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward was born on 19 February 1960. He was the first child to be born to a reigning monarch since Queen Victoria. By 1960 the royal family wished to project a more accessible, modern image. Instead of the grand palace interiors, Beaton chose a simple white background for the sensitive photographs of the Queen cradling her son.