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Royal Jubilees have been celebratedsince the reign of King George III,whose Golden Jubilee was markedboth in Britain and the Colonies. The King,at the beginning of the 50th year of hisreign, attended a private service atWindsor on 25 October 1809, as well asfestivities at Frogmore House. The Queenis only the second British monarch tocelebrate a Diamond Jubilee - the firstbeing Queen Victoria, in 1897.Queen Victoria was the first member ofthe Royal Family whose portrait waswidely distributed. In 1860 JJE Mayallphotographed the Queen, the PrinceConsort and their children, and theresulting portraits were published ascartes-de-visite. These inexpensivephotographs of the Royal Family were ingreat demand and sold in large numbers.Today no news item regarding the Queenor her family is complete withoutaccompanying pictures, and only the mostprivate occasions remain undocumented. The Queen: Sixty Photographs for SixtyYearsis a celebration of Her Majesty's 60years on the throne, from the early yearsof her reign to the present day, presentinga wide-ranging selection of 60 images ofthe Queen, both colour and black andwhite. There are portraits as well as moreinformal pictures, taken in the UK andoverseas, providing us with a glimpse ofthe extraordinary range of the Queen's life- both official and unofficial - as well asgiving the viewer an insight into thechanging relationship between the eye ofthe camera and this unique person over aperiod of 60 years. The majority of thepictures are the work of leading 'royal rota'photographers, present at public eventsattended by the Royal Family, where theyare well placed to capture a gesture, anexpression, or a fleeting moment. Themore formal portraits on display are madeby prominent photographers.In the first decade of her reign, theQueen was already one of the mostphotographed women in the world, herimage familiar to most - in no small partdue to the fact that an increasing numberof households owned a television. (In 1957the Queen made her first televisedChristmas broadcast.) Over the years, theQueen has travelled the length andbreadth of the UK, undertaking a widevariety of engagements, from launching aship or laying a foundation stone to visitinga school or opening a hospital. Wherevershe goes, crowds are there to welcomeher, and often she will take the opportunityto meet as many people as possibleduring a walkabout. In October 1954, justtwo years after the Accession, the Queenvisited Oldham, where she was picturedas she prepared to inspect the Guard ofHonour outside the Town Hall. Despitebad weather, great crowds gathered tosee their young Queen. The variety of images in this exhibitionreflects both the Queen's official duties ofstate as well as her activities while 'offduty'. While attending Badminton HorseTrials in April 1968, the Queen waspictured leaning against her Land Roverwatching competitors, binoculars aroundher neck, while The Duke of Edinburgh sitson the car's roof for a better view, his footresting on the spare tyre. A year later, inJuly 1969, we see the Queen in a rathermore formal role during the Investiture ofPrince Charles as Prince of Wales atCaernarvon Castle. Her Majesty's reign has spanned theappointment of 13 British Prime Ministersand 12 Presidents of the USA. DuringPresident Kennedy's visit to the UK inJune 1961, he and his wife Jacquelinewere invited to dine at Buckingham Palacewhere they were photographed in fullevening dress. In contrast, the photographchosen to record the visit to Britain byPresident Ronald Reagan and his wife in1982 shows the President and the Queenriding together in the grounds of WindsorCastle - both enjoying a common interestand posing informally for the cameras. A recurring theme is Her Majesty's loveof her dogs - shown accompanying theQueen in August 1974 on arrival atAberdeen Airport for her annual visit toBalmoral, as well as keeping her companywhile she sits at her desk in BuckinghamPalace. Despite the adage 'A picturespeaks a thousand words', there is oftenmore to an image than meets the eye. Inthis photograph the Queen is picturedwww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 201125Above:Lifelongcompanions - acorgi sitsobedientlybeside theQueen at herdesk atBuckinghamPalace in 1959 Left:Arriving atAberdeenAirport in 1974,her beloveddogs in tow, to start the Balmoralsummer holidays ROYAL PHOTOSPhotos (l-r): © Anwar Hussein; © The Times

ROYAL PHOTOS26NADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2011www.nadfas.org.ukduring her visit to Vindolanda Roman Fort,Hadrian's Wall, in May 1998, bendingdown to stroke a dog as she tours thesite. This dog, however, is Watney, a dorgibred by Her Majesty two years previouslyand passed to a friend living near Hexham,and what we are actually seeing is ahappy reunion between the two. The number of visits overseasundertaken by the Queen during her 60-year reign is unprecedented - in her SilverJubilee year alone, it was estimated thatthe Queen travelled 56,000 miles.Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh,she visited Western Samoa, Australia,New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Tasmania,Papua New Guinea, Canada and the WestIndies. Joining the royal couple on thesetours were the photographers, alwayshungry for a new image.To mark the 50th anniversary of theQueen's Accession in 2002, a GoldenJubilee Portfolio of photographic portraitsof Her Majesty was commissioned. Tenprominent photographers from Britain andthe Commonwealth were invited tophotograph the Queen, including JohnSwannell, Rankin, Polly Borland and thelate Lord Lichfield - who, for the first timein official royal photography, used digitaltechnology to create his portrait. PollyBorland's portrait of the Queen is includedin this Diamond Jubilee exhibition. It is aAbove:AtBadmintonHorse Trials,20 April 1968Inset:Wearing a Maori cloakduring her visit to NewZealand inFebruary 1977DIAMOND JUBILEECELEBRATIONSOther Royal Collection exhibitionscelebrating the Queen's DiamondJubilee throughout the UK in 2012include:Royal Treasures: A Diamond JubileeCelebrationThe Queen's Gallery, Palace ofHolyroodhouse16 March - 16 September 2012An exhibition of 100 outstanding works selected from the RoyalCollection.Tickets: 0131 556 5100Diamonds: A Jubilee CelebrationThe Summer Opening of Buckingham PalaceAugust and September 2012A spectacular exhibition showing themany ways in which diamonds havebeen used by British monarchs over thelast 200 years.Tickets: 020 7766 7300Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration Various locations throughout 2012Ten of Leonardo da Vinci's finestdrawings in the Royal Collection will tourto five venues across the UK. For more information on all theseexhibitions, visit:www.royalcollection.org.uk Photos (l-r): © Anwar Hussein; John Scott, © Alpha Press