We’ll be rolling out some posts on royal portraits this month and today we’re looking at some unusual but fun ones. There are so many stuffy and staid portraits out there that these are so refreshing
The Queen Mum
These are just so much fun, right? This first portrait was taken by Lord Snowdon in 1997. We have the Queen, her diamond-encrusted watch, a sensible rain coat, and her fishing hat.
This more relaxed photo isn’t technically a portrait but it deserves to be here. It was taken in the woods of Balmoral by Margaret Rhodes, the Queen Mum’s niece (and one of Princess Elizabeth’s seven bridesmaids).
Just lounging in in the tub with the Poltimore tiara.
It was taken by Margaret’s former husband Lord Snowdon and only released after her death in 2002.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
This portrait was taken at Drottingham Palace in Stockholm by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson in 2003. That’s the royal family’s pet dog Jambo having a snooze (more on Royal Pets here).
The Crown Prince Family of Denmark
You see, they were having their apartment at the palace refurbished so the idea for this portrait for Vogue was cooked up. with that in mind. A bit random… and fun that they were game to get all dolled up for it.
Love these, too.
Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
The palace released this delightful portrait of Mette-Marit, taken in the summer of 2006. It is so refreshing and relaxed.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Mette-Marit’s daughter Princess Ingrid turned ten years old on January 21, 2014. As our post on her explains she is the future Queen of Norway and the palace released this photo for the occasion.
They released this one, too.
Which is your favourite?