Andy Warhol, David Bailey and Annie Leibovitz’s Photographs of the British Royal Family to Go on Display

LONDON — What do Lord Snowdon, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Rankin, David Bailey, Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz all have in common? Apart from the art of photography, they’ve all captured members of the British royal family in one way or another.

“Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography,” an exhibition running from May 17 to Oct. 6 at the reopening of the The King’s Galleries — formerly known as The Queen’s Galleries in London — will portray royals from the 1920s through to the present day in more than 150 prints and documents.

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Princess Margaret, 1949
Princess Margaret by Cecil Beaton, 1949

Other royal photographers in the showcase include Dorothy Wilding and Hugo Burnand.

Wilding is best known for her portraits of the late Queen Elizabeth II that were used on stamps, while Burnand shot the official coronation photos of King Charles III.

Cecil Beaton, Princess Elizabeth, 1942
Princess Elizabeth by Cecil Beaton, 1942

“This is the first exhibition from the Royal Collection entirely dedicated to modern portrait photography, an artistic medium that has helped to shape how the world views the British monarchy,” said Alessandro Nasini, curator of “Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography.”

“We are excited for visitors to discover the beauty and materiality of these original prints, many on display for the first time, and we hope they will also enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process behind some of these iconic royal images,” he added.

Launch Gallery: Andy Warhol, David Bailey and Annie Leibovitz’s Photos of Royal Family

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