Monday, 20 April 2015
Q is for the Queen
One of the most requested themes wished for by postcard collectors who are members of Postcrossing is that of royalty, so I find myself sending out postcards of the Queen quite frequently. I rapidly became bored with the variety, or lack of it, of any pictures of the royal family I can buy in shops, so I bought a book of postcards from the National Portrait Gallery, "The Queen in Art and Image".
I have been pleased with the range of portraits even though some are really quite strange. These two are among my favourites in the book, showing a less formal view of the Queen. The first is a photo taken in 1968 (no location given), the second in 2007, at the opening of the Lawn Tennis Association's headquarters in Roehampton. You can tell it's a typical British summer when it rains for tennis.