Monday, 23 May 2016

One royal day, five royal photos

One royal day, five royal photos. First on the list is this classic of the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show. Elizabeth II, and many of her family, attended the preview day of the annual event and image of the evening was this snap. The Queen was caught on camera viewing a floral version of her famous profile seen on millions of stamps and coins which is one of the star exhibits at this year's show. It was as if she was glancing back at her whole reign - an all time great photo.

Norway's Royal Family welcomed the President of Poland and his wife at the start of a three day State Visit in torrential rain. King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon Magnus passed on the brollies and got their uniforms wet while the guests of honour and the royal ladies went for umbrellas. And wellies. Crown Princess Mette-Marit chose this unusual footwear in the heavy rain but when it was announced later that she would have to miss the State Dinner because of back problems the comfy boots had a whole new layer of meaning.

Queen Maxima addressed the Innovation Summit focused on female entrepreneurship in Amsterdam speaking about issues close to her heart. The image of her talking with hundreds of people staring back at her is striking and sums up the impact this queen is having.

Princess Charlene has kept a low profile recently but she was out and about today to help with the draw for the Rugby Sevens which will help decide the final teams heading off to Rio. Charlene and Albert helped make the draw and posed for photos together afterwards, a rare event in past weeks.

Queen Letizia opened an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of Hispania Nostra which protects and promotes heritage. The Spanish consort was given a tour of some of its work and was pictured looking at pictures in another great photo from a busy twenty four hours. One royal day, five royal photos and each one telling a story.

Photo credits:,,, Palais Princier Facebook, @TheRoyalFamily Twitter

1 comment:

  1. Lydia I have just come across a wonderful video which I am sure you would like to post. It is a very clever morphing of the queen's lovely face through her life.