28 September 2013

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

The young King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Elizabeth is wearing the same tiara that the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day.

The "fairy princess" photos of the Queen Mother, by Cecil Beaton. She is wearing the diamond fringe tiara of Queen Mary.

By Cecil Beaton.

The Queen wearing what one critic called an awful spike tiara.

The Queen Mother wearing the diamond and pearl necklace of Queen Alexandra, and the De Beers diamond tiara.

Fairy Princess Elizabeth. She was apparently a very unyielding lady, and never softened her harsh attitude to Diana, Princess of Wales, or to Sarah, Duchess of York.