Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Birth of Prince Andrew

Cecil Beaton, The Next Generation - Birth of Prince Andrew

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne & Prince Andrew
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
Buckingham Palace
March 1960
Museum no. PH.1708-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

On learning she was to have a third child, Queen Elizabeth wrote of her delight to her midwife, Sister Helen Rowe. She added: 'The children were very excited at the news of the baby, especially Charles, who loves small children.' In this image, the parents and children crowd around the crib to admire the new member of their family.