A blog about the Borbóns, Windsors and various other Royals from the present and past. My all time favourite is the Princess of Asturias. Before you add me, go through some pages to be sure.

King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark visiting the United Kingdom in 1951. They were greeted by the British Royal Family at the train station.


Dedication of an essay about the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, written by Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II).

Dedication of an essay about the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, written by Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II).

Retouching photos was quite usual from the begin. But the Queen Mother wasn´t fond of this method. Beaton: “Her Majesty does not like all this retouching”. For her 50th birthday in 1950, Cecil Beaton took new portraits (one of them seen in Photo 1) and retouched them to let the Queen look younger. She didn´t approved of it (Photo 2) and just allowed a more decent one for the release (Photo 3).

30 March 2002 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother died peacefully in her sleep at 3.15 at Royal Lodge. The Queen was at her mother’s bedside when she passed away.


King Olav V of Norway and the Queen Mother

King Olav V of Norway and the Queen Mother

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother with Prince Charles and Princess Anne by Cecil Beaton, Coronation Day, 1953

Anne ♥