This year will be full of events and street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I simply cannot wait, I have heard we will have a little party in our street so I am searching for vintage bunting and will be baking up a storm!
V&A started the year with a small exhibition of portraits Cecil Beaton took of the Queen. It may sound very stiff and official but the pictures are wonderful, the Queen is portrayed with her children and as a young girl, there is a remarkable intimacy between the photographer and his subject. Some pictures are of course very official but you rarely see Elizabeth in tender private moments like some of these photographs.