Cecil Beaton

Queen Elizabeth

Why is this photo so famous?

She is one of the most famous women in the world, she has traveled the world meeting very many people. she has probably traveled more miles then any queen or king in the world and whoever has ruled before her. She has met many world leaders.

Where and when was this photo taken?

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, over a year after the death of King George VI and The Queen’s accession to the throne.

The story?

After her father had passed on she ended up becoming queen almost a year afterwards and the photo was of her becoming queen.

Do I like this portrait?

i think it is unique and obviously not able to be made again, I like that it has history in the photo.

Why is it unique?

I think it is unique because its not something you can just make up again.

Would i change anything?

No i don't think I would change anything about the photo.

Did they capture the person's personality?

I think so yeah, she was showing her happiness to become the queen, but yet not absolute happiness, because I am sure she was still suffering the loss of her father.