Picturing The Queen

LIVE on Crowdcast, 16 February 2022

LIVE on Crowdcast, 16 February 2022


16 February 2022


Ticketing information

The event will be online only, LIVE on Crowdcast. The event is free to join but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford. 

Online only


Picturing the Queen

Imagine, for a moment, that you're a member of the royal family - for which twentieth-century photographer would you most like to sit?

Chief Curator Lucy Worsley along with Historic Royal Palaces curator Claudia Acott Williams (author of 'The Crown in Focus, Two Centuries of Royal Photography') and photography curator Susanna Brown (formerly of the V+A and National Portrait Gallery, author of 'Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton) will take us through the life and work of some photographic geniuses: Cecil Beaton, Dorothy Wilding, Tony Snowdon and Annie Leibovitz.

Featuring unique and glamorous images of the royal family shortly to appear in the Kensington Palace exhibition 'Life Through A Royal Lens', you'll have to make up your mind about which photographer you'd chose!

Image: © Cecil Beaton/Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.

Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity, and the Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on us. We experienced a £100 million shortfall in our finances over the last year, so if you love the palaces and believe in what we do, we have never needed your support more.

Historic Royal Palaces is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Charity No. 1068852).

Princess Margaret, looking at her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones and their two children Sarah and David.
Things to see Exhibition

Life Through a Royal Lens - a unique exhibition exploring the Royal Family's relationship with the camera.

04 March - 30 October 2022

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A diamond and emerald tiara mounted on a frame on a plain background
Things to see

See Queen Victoria's beautiful tiara and jewellery on display at Kensington Palace.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Jewel Room at Kensington Palace showcasing Garrard Albemarle suite jewellery and the Garrard Royal Ledger, as well as portraiture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Things to see

The Jewel Room displays an incredible suite of jewellery including specially commissioned gems for Queen Victoria.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Vintage style ovals engraved glass champagne saucers, set of 2 (30169555)

Shop Kensington Palace Gifts

These official gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kensington Palace's rich royal stories, past and present.

From £7.99

The Wildflower crystal and pearl tiara sparkles with florets of crystals and an elaborate foliage design.

Shop jewellery

Choose from our stunning collection of jewellery, including pieces inspired by the palaces and the people who lived in them. These beautiful collections include necklaces, rings, earrings, charm bracelets, bangles and pendants.

From £14.99

A selection of the Royal Victoria bone china range displayed in lifestyle setting

Royal Victoria gifts

Exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Queen Victoria gifts are inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.

From £5.99