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Empress 03-10-2006 12:38 PM

Queen Elizabeth Pregnancy Photos
 
I have searched and not found any photos (or a thread) that encompasses this subject, so please excuse me if there is a thread.

Does anyone have photos of Queen Elizabeth when she was pregnant? I have looked and looked and I can not find any. Did she never gain weight, or was she just carefull about hiding it and not being photgraphed?

Please feel free to post pictures of other Queens, when they were pregnant! It seems that photos of these beautiful times of their lives are few and far between if any at all!

Thanks

selrahc4 03-10-2006 01:02 PM

From December 1963 and January 1964
Sources TopFoto and Camera Press

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...63dec4preg.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...4/c8f4eb14.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...4/13cb2841.jpg

Empress 03-10-2006 01:47 PM

Thanks so much

corazon 03-10-2006 02:05 PM

wow! I never see the queen pregnant before!
thanks for the photos.

iceflower 03-10-2006 04:50 PM

Me too, I can't remember having seen pics of that before. I had the strange feeling the Royal Mail would have delivered the babies to her :p ;)
So, very interesting thread, hope to see more!

selrahc4 03-10-2006 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower
I had the strange feeling the Royal Mail would have delivered the babies to her :p ;)

LOL, I suspect that many of us who have given birth would have chosen that method!

Empress 03-10-2006 05:31 PM

These are great! Does anyone have any photos of any of the other older generation of royals pregnant? It seem swe only have photos of the newest generation.

HMMMMM..... I will look as well, but please continue to post!

Elspeth 03-10-2006 05:37 PM

Generally speaking the royal ladies kept out of the public eye when they were pregnant enough for it to show. I think Princess Anne was the first royal lady to appear in public while heavily pregnant.

Queen Mary was about five months pregnant with Prince Henry when Edward VII was crowned, and the photos of her in her coronation dress with its tight-laced corset didn't look much different from normal. It must not have been good for developing babies when their mothers did that.

Empress 03-10-2006 05:45 PM

I seem to remember something along those lines, that it was indecent of well heeled ladies to be in company outside of their immediate family once they LEARNED they were pregnant, so I guess I get the whole not showing your belly bit. Definitely different than we are today!

Will's princess 03-10-2006 06:47 PM

I don't think I've ever seen the Queen pregnant. I've been looking through a lot of archives and I haven't come across any pics of her pregnant at all. T4P

Elspeth 03-10-2006 09:03 PM

Check out post 2 of this thread.

sara1981 03-11-2006 12:23 AM

thanks for pictures of HM Queen's pregnant and i wanted see HM's pregnant with Prince Charles,Anne,Edward and Andrew what years before birth

magnik 03-11-2006 10:25 AM

WOOOW!!! I've never seen HM pregnant! If I wouldn't saw tham I would never say that she was pregnant. And I would still thought that her babies "bring" her the storks. As they say: you belive when you saw:D

Elspeth 03-12-2006 12:44 AM

She missed the State Opening of Parliament both times she was pregnant as Queen. Apparently not being out in public with a visible bump was more important than opening Parliament. I'm sure that wouldn't be the case these days.

HRH Kimetha 03-12-2006 01:37 AM

This will be my first post. So, thanks for the photos of the Queen. I've never seen her pregnant either.

Queen Marie 03-12-2006 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elspeth
She missed the State Opening of Parliament both times she was pregnant as Queen. Apparently not being out in public with a visible bump was more important than opening Parliament. I'm sure that wouldn't be the case these days.

Indeed, how times have changed!
If she'd done that today, there'd be accusations of her snubbing the parliament and all sorts of stupid things like that.
I'm sure it's unlikely one would find too many more pregnancy pictures of royals of Her Majesty's generation, let alone earlier generations.
Having never had a child, I can only guess at how beautiful an experience it is, but personally I'd rather not see pregnant womens' bellies. I don't mean they shouldn't be seen in public, I'd just rather they covered up more than they do these days. I think society has become a little too relaxed with some things.
But that's just me.

Margrethe II 03-12-2006 02:48 AM

A family Affair....

HM the Queen in bed with her children a couple of day's after the birth of HRH the Prince Edward (nee, Earl of Wessex)

Source: Taken by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh - now part of my personal collection.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/386760b5.jpg

A really lovely photograph.

"MII"

foiegrass 03-12-2006 03:09 AM

WOAH! nice picture. thanks for sharing!

Beck 03-12-2006 11:00 AM

I love that picture of the Queen in bed with her children surrounding her! So cute! Thanks

Juanita 03-12-2006 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Margrethe II
A family Affair.... HM the Queen in bed with her children a couple of day's after the birth of HRH the Prince Edward (nee, Earl of Wessex)

Wonderful photo!!!
Thank you, Margrethe II, for posting and sharing! ;)


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