Old Formal Royal Picture Gallery
First of all because I'm relatively new you must apologized me if this topic already exist.
The idea is search for old royal pictures, mostly white and black or sepias. I have a nice collection.
What do you thing?.
I think it is a splendid idea, though it might be difficult to find pictures online & to judge where 'old' stops and 'new' starts.
Anyway, here a picture of Princess Juliana of The Netherlands, iceskating in 1917:
Now you mention it: yes (didn't see that before). Wilhelmina loved ice skating. As a little girl she did it secretly, as her father didn't approve of women on the ice (her mother luckily did).
Hans Adam and girlfriend from Liechtenstein. Royals Liechtenstein.
Source Getty Images.
Don Duarte de Braganza Portugal ,Michael Miguel Herzog, Viseu and Heinrich henrique de Coimbra in Sintra Retro.
Thank you, enjoy!! ;)
Sofia de Grecia and Simeon from Bulgary.
circa 1885: Russian Royals taking the air on the Empress's estate in Petrograd are, from left to right: Prince Rostislav Alexandrovitch, Prince Vasili Alexandrovitch, their grandmother Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia (1847 - 1928), and a Countess serving as Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress. The Empress was formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark, sister to Queen Alexandra of Great Britain. The princes are sons of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovitch, sister to Tsar Nicholas II. Source:Gettyimages.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Danish Queen Ingrid (1910 - 2000)(3rd-L) and her husband King Frederik IX (1899 - 1972) (R) are surrounded 01 August 1956 around a table in the lounge of the Danish Royal yacht harboured in London port, by their three daughters (from left) Princess Benedikte, 13, Princess Anne-Marie, 9, and Princess Margrethe, 16, the heir to the throne. Queen Mother Ingrid, who died 07 November 2000 at the age of 90, was one of Denmark most beloved royals who influenced four generations of Danes and helped make the royal family one of the most popular in the world. Born 28 March 1910 in Stockholm, Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta was the daughter of the King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, and his English-born queen, Margareta of Connaught, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Ingrid married Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik IX 26 May 1935 in Stockholm at the age of 25. She became queen in 1947 when her husband acceded to the throne
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JANUARY 1: Danish Queen Ingrid pictured in the 1960s in Amalienborg Royal Palace in Copenhagen. Queen Mother Ingrid, who died 07 November 2000 at the age of 90, was one of Denmark most beloved royals who influenced four generations of Danes and helped make the royal family one of the most popular in the world. Born 28 March 1910 in Stockholm, Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta was the daughter of the King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, and his English-born queen, Margareta of Connaught, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Ingrid married Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik IX 26 May 1935 in Stockholm at the age of 25. She became queen in 1947 when her husband acceded to the throne.
Photo credit:STF/AFP/Getty Images.
1894: Members of several European Royal families outside Rosenau Castle during celebrations for the betrothal of Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia (soon to be Tsar Nicholas II) and Princess Alix of Hesse (back row left to right); Prince Henry of Battenberg, Prince Philip of Coburg, Prince Ferdinand of Romania (later King Ferdinand), Prince Henry of Prussia, Grand Duke Paul of Russia, The Duke of Coburg, Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia, William II of Germany and Prussia, Grand Duke Vladimir, Duke of Connaught, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Alexendra of Coburg and The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII).
7th January 1941: King George VI (1895 - 1952) and his consort Queen Elizabeth (1900 - 2002) meet the crowds during a tour of Sheffield. (Gettyimages)
16th April 1941: Queen Marie, mother of King Peter of Yugoslavia, at her English country home with her two younger sons, Prince Andrej (left) and Prince Tomislav.
Source PNA Rota/Getty.
2nd March 1970: Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne board the plane at Heathrow airport for their tour of New Zealand and Australia, a two month visit which coincides with the Captain Cook bi-centenary celebrations. (Central Press/Getty Images)
29th April 1966: The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) fishes for rainbow trout on the banks of the Waikato River in Auckland. Getty.
19th December 1962: King Hussein I of Jordan (1935 - 1999) and his second wife, British-born Princess Muna set off for a lunch engagement with Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to London. (Getty)
5th November 1963: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor with actor Maurice Chevalier enjoying the International Dance Festival, which starred Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, at the Champs Elysees Theatre in Paris. (GettyImages)
Wonderful pictures! I especially like the first one. Does anyone know why they're holding the bar? Could it be the two women on the end are experience (i.e. won't fall!) and they hold it so the girl won't fall, as a way to learn to skate?
Prince Charles and Princess Anne meet naturalist David Attenborough at Lime Grove Studios on the 4th January, 1958. The young royals are introduced to a cockatoo captured on Attenborough's last Zoo Quest expedition.
16th February 1954: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh walking along the Hall of Memory during their visit to the Australian National War Memorial in Canberra. The Pool of Remembrance is on the right.
Duke and Duchess of Connaught & Family at the 1911 Coronation
Arthur, Duke of Connaught; Princess Patricia; Duchess of Connaught ne้ Princess Louise of Prussia; Prince Arthur;
Princess Margaret; her husband Gustav Adolf, Crown Prince of Sweden.
3rd June 1893: U.S. soldiers in the 7th regiment pass in review in honor of the visiting Spanish Royal Princess, Infanta Eulalia, who watches with the Spanish Royals and military officers from a balcony near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street, in Manhattan, New York City, New York policemen stand along the front of the crowds. (Photo by Museum of the City of New York/Byron Collection/Getty Images)
Please Moderators, let me know if you prefer the tinny pics instead of big ones.
Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, don't konw the year but they were just married or perhaps even fiances and I'm not sure if they were Princes of Asturias by that time yet. Source: Corbis.
This was the baptism of Queen Sofia of Spain, b.n.a Sofia of Greece. Sorry I don't have anymore data. Source Seegepress.
The wedding of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Source: GettyImages
1910: The funeral procession of King Edward VII as it passes through Windsor. Royal mourners include Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia, to his left the Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria, and behind, the Duke of Windsor, later Edward VIII. King Alfonso XIII and King Ferdinand of Bulgaria are also present. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
I like to call this picture "The two Sofias". Sofia of Greece and Sofia Loren. Sory don't know the circumstances of the picture. Source: GettyImages.
The Spanish royal family, circa 1860. From left to right: Queen Maria Christina of Spain (1806 - 1878); Prince Alfonso, later Alfonso XII of Spain (1857 - 1885); King Francisco of Assisi (1822 - 1902), consort of Isabella II; Queen Isabella II of Spain (1830 - 1904); a baby and nanny; Princess Isabella (1851 - 1931). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
2nd March 1954: Helen Lightbody, former nurse to Prince Charles arriving at the wedding of Miss Tessa Browning to Captain Peter de Zulueta at St James's church, Spanish Place, London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)
Feel free to post the last picture on the nannies, governess and nurses thread if you wish.
circa 1928: Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, (1907 - 1938), Crown Prince of Spain, the eldest son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. He has a great interest in raising pigs, and keeps around five thousand swine at El Prado, the royal domain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Professor Jose Garrido (R), helping student Prince Juan Carlos. (Photo by Dmitri Kessel/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
circa 1930: The Spanish royal family at San Sabastian. From left to right, back row: Don Jaime, Don Alfonso (son of Infanta Eulalia), Prince of Asturias, King Alfonso XIII, Infante Don Gonzalo. Front row: Infantas Bertriz and Isabel (daughter of the Princess of Asturias), Queen Mother Christina, Infante Don Juan, Queen Victoria Ena and Infante Christina. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Spanish royal Juan Carlo (C) at a party during a visit to the US. Year 1958.(Photo by Joseph Scherschel//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
circa 1925: King Alfonso of Spain (1886 - 1941) and Lord and Lady Londonderry wearing miner's overalls for a visit to a new colliery pit at Seaham. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
November 1919: King George V (1865 - 1936) bids goodbye to King Alfonso of Spain (1886 - 1941) who is leaving for Paris. (Photo by Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Spanish Prince Juan Carlos (L) talking with Mercedes de Areilza (R) at a party. 1 May 1958, Washington, DC, United States.
(Photo by Hank Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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