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A new exhibition of images by renowned British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas shows the Queen and the people around her in a striking new way.

The quadruple portraits are inspired by 16th and 17th century paintings of monarchs such as Elizabeth I and her court, which were often painted against a black or dark background to emphasise the rich colours of the uniforms worn.

Mr Rittson Thomas used mirrors to capture full-length images of the Queen and other subjects from the front, back and both sides, creating a picture reminiscent of Anthony van Dyck’s famous triple portrait of Charles II.

Prince William and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are also featured in The Queen’s People exhibition, along with members of the Royal Household wearing their traditional uniforms.

These include archers, musketeers, a waterman, piper and gentleman at arms. Each is captured in their elaborate uniforms in this unique, four-dimensional way.

In her portrait, the Queen wears a day dress designed by Angela Kelly, her top designer and personal dresser for the last 20 years, with the Waterloo badge of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Prince William, Colonel of the Irish Guards, is photographed in his frockcoat. The shot was taken in 2012 when he joined the regiment to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

The Duchess of Cornwall, is seen wearing formal attire designed by Bruce Oldfield and a brooch given to her on her 60th birthday by the Queen.

The Queen’s People exhibition will be held at Eleven Gallery from August 19 to September 19.

What do you think of these striking images? 


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  1. Good thing he didn’t use Charlie. Can you imagine those ears. Good God cop a look at Camilla. What was Charlie on? Boy if I had Diana at home I wouldn’t jump the fence to get that.

    10 REPLY
    • They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but boy the bloke that said that never saw her. I never saw the woman with the face that launched a thousand ships but I’ve seen the one they used to push the ships down the slipway.

    • That marriage was always an accident waiting to happen. Clearly he and Diana were incompatible – they were worlds apart in interests and personality. I can’t imagine whose bright idea it was to have them marry.

    • Diana was young and beautiful and very naive, she thought she found her prince, instead she found and old toad and his froggy lover

    • Leanna Stephenson, even Royal princes have to do as they are told. Unfortunately, Diana thought she could change this but was wrong.

    • Gilda Smith, they should have told Diana that before she married him and Camilla was in his own choice..I don’t blame the Queen for Charles bedroom conquests

    • If there had room in Chuck’s stable she probably would have been. Sadly he already had a horse in the barn. By the look of the photo she is no Melbourne Cup winner either.

  2. So used to seeing the Queen in pastels and blue,but I love her in that red dress and also the red hat. Quite an appealing idea as a portrait.

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