Over the years, the royal family have been the subjects of some of the most iconic portraits in history.
From Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to the late Princess Diana, and, more recently, to the Sussex family and the Cambridge family, these royal faces are some of the most captured in history - shot by everyone from portraitist Sir Cecil Beaton to fashion photographers Alexi Lubomirski and Paolo Roversi.
Now, the public is invited to be part of an upcoming exhibition at Kensington Palace, where they can have their own images displayed next to iconic royal photographs.
The curators for the exhibition Life Through A Royal Lens are encouraging the public to submit their own photographs that they’ve taken of the royals - whether it was a personal meeting with a member of the family, or captured at one of their many patronage events.
“We’re so excited to invite the public to be part of our upcoming Kensington Palace exhibition in this unique way,” explains Claudia Acott Williams, curator at Historic Royal Palaces. “We can’t wait to see images shared from royal visits around the globe, and it’ll certainly be a tough challenge to whittle them down to the chosen few, which will be displayed amongst legendary photographers. We look forward to welcoming our visitors into the world of royal photography, to explore the history behind the iconic image of modern monarchy we know today.”
Twenty images will be selected to feature in the Life Through a Royal Lens exhibition, which opens at Kensington Palace on 4 March 2022. Photography entries close on January 31 and participants must be 18 or over.
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