Tuesday, 22 March 2011

They don't make princesses anymore

photographed by Cecil Beaton

Prince George, Duke of Kent; Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
by Dorothy Wilding, 1936
National Portrait Gallery, London

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent with their infant son Prince Edward.

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
by Dorothy Wilding, 1953
National Portrait Gallery, London

 Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
, 2. 1

Now playing: Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke Symphonic Suite


columnist said...

She was indeed pretty, but so was he.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear HOBAC, I loved seeing those. Beaton's style is so distinctive. Love your new banner too, is that your house? xx

little augury said...

Love the Wilding portrait! very Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence. these portraits are quite gorgeous.

HOBAC said...

C - On the whole The Kents are fair of face.

HOBAC said...

Christina - 'tis.

HOBAC said...

la - she is brilliant.