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Conversation Piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II), and her sister Princess Margaret. The Royal Family remained in London throughout the war, and when Buckingham Palace received a direct hit the Queen said 'now we can look the East End in the face'. Determination to share in the fate of the nation increased the popularity of the monarchy. The informality of the presentation, for which the Queen was responsible, was entirely new: set at Royal Lodge, where the family's life was informal, and at tea-time, a familiar and very British occasion.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1950

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 151.1 x W 100.3 cm

Accession number

3778

Acquisition method

Commissioned, 1950

Work type

Painting


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