B is for Beaton #5


Queen Elizabeth II

4 comments:

Vanwall said...

One of best piccies of the "Auld Girl", I daresay.

Tom Sutpen said...

Agreed. Though the very recent, sans-crown portrait by Annie Liebowitz was pretty damned striking on its own. In fact, right at this moment I'm kicking myself (while typing, yet) for not doing them as a Before/After.

Crikey!

Vanwall said...

My personal faves are when she was still a princess, and shortly after she took the crown - there's one in her Land Rover that's endearing, if such a word can be stretched to fit The Queen.

Ann O'Dyne said...

difficult to look bad when absolutely covered in real precious gems.

I love it that punk designer Vivienne Westwood took that orb and made it into her own symbol.