Charming snapshots of the queen and her family will go under the hammer – including an unpublished photo of Princess Elizabeth at the time posing as a teenager in a kilt
- Youth photos of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret are auctioned
- Snaps contain a previously unpublished photo of the future queen as a teenager
- She is photographed posing in a kilt in an image titled & # 39; Balmoral Belle & # 39;
Charming childhood photos of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret that have come are auctioned, including a previously unseen image of the future queen in a kilt.
The portraits, made by the acclaimed British photographer Marcus Adams, capture the future queen from a baby to her adolescence.
The Queen Mother often took her daughters to his central London studio, where he set up toys and props to keep them busy during the shooting.
The collection of 53 images also includes a previously unpublished photo of a teenage Elizabeth in a tartan kilt in 1941 with the caption & # 39; Balmoral Belle & # 39 ;, pictured
A cute statue taken in 1933 shows King George VI with his arm around his eldest daughter Elizabeth, then seven years old
A 15-year-old Princess Elizabeth is posing in profile for photographer Marcus Adams. It is one of the 53 photos of the Queen and Princess Margaret that will go under the hammer next month
A cute statue taken in 1933 shows King George VI with his arm around his oldest daughter Elizabeth, then seven years old.
The collection of 53 images also includes a previously unpublished photo of an Elizabeth teenager in a tartan kilt in 1941 with the caption & # 39; Balmoral Belle & # 39 ;.
The photos go under the hammer with London-based Chiswick Auctions where they are expected to raise £ 2,500.
Elizabeth and Margaret were often photographed in matching outfits, sometimes even with their hair styled in the same way.
The queen continued the tradition of commissioning Marcus Adams for children's photos when she became a mother herself. Pictured, Her Majesty with Princess Anne, one year old
Prince Charles as a noisy youngster (left) and Princess Elizabeth at eight months old
They also costumed themselves together, wearing exotic coats while dressing up for Aladdin & # 39; in 1943.
There is a beautiful early photo of Elizabeth taken in 1927 on her parents' return from a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Adams remained a & # 39; favorite & # 39; from the royal family until well into the fifties and made youth photos of Prince Charles and princess Anne.
A one-year-old Princess Elizabeth with her grandmother Queen Alexandra in 1927
Princess Elizabeth is smiling on her mother's lap in a beautiful photo taken in 1927
This collection of photos from his studio archives was originally owned by Adams' daughter before he came into the hands of a private collector.
Austin Farahar, specialist at Chiswick Auctions, said: “This is a nice collection of photos that capture the young Royals in a very relaxed environment.
& # 39; Adams was a favorite of the Queen Mother and built a bond with the royals, which meant that they felt comfortable in his company.
& # 39; He would set up toys and props in his Piccadilly studio to keep the kids busy.
& # 39; I believe that the photo of the queen wearing a kilt at Balmoral has not been published before. These photos were passed on to Adams' daughter before they were sold and ended up in private collections.
& # 39; It's great to go through it and see Elizabeth from the moment she is a baby until she reaches adolescence, and there are also charming photos by Margaret, Charles and Anne. & # 39;
Adams (1875-1959) started his career as an architecture photographer for the British Archaeological Society, before switching to children's portraits.
His 1934 photo of Elizabeth was used the following year for the $ 20 banknote in Canadian dollar, and he continued to take photos of young Royals until 1956. Anne was his last babysitter. He died at the age of 83 in 1959. The sale takes place on November 14.
Society photographer Marcus Adams with Prince Charles and Princess Anne during a shoot
A princess Anne with curly hair smiles at the camera in a photo taken in 1953 when she was 3
A young Prince Charles is smartly dressed in a shirt and bow on a photo made by Adams
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