Portraits of HM The Queen

A new photographic show 'A Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Portraits of HM The Queen' opens today at the award-winning Lightbox gallery and museum.

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition opens

An exhibition opens today at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking of portraits of The Queen. It features both official and less formal images throughout her reign, taken by renowned photographers Cecil Beaton, Lord Lichfield and Lord Snowdon.

The Queen, HMY Britannia
The Queen, HMY Britannia Credit: Patrick Lichfield / Getty Images
The Queen with her dogs in front of Balmoral Castle
The Queen with her dogs in front of Balmoral Castle Credit: Patrick Lichfield / Getty Images

The exhibition is on display from 6 December 2012 to 10 February 2013 and is in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Lichfield estate and includes original photographs and prints.

The exhibition features 35 photographs spanning a 50 year period from 1950, when HM The Queen was still known as HRH Princess Elizabeth, right up to 2001, a year before The Golden Jubilee.

Highlights include photographs taken during private moments, away from the grandeur of royal life, as well as more iconic public moments such as the Coronation of 1953.