The Royal Portraits In 1953 And 2023
The royal portrait is an important moment during the coronation ceremony. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, had their portrait shot from a distance. The pair wear serious, stoic expressions typical of such formal occasions. However, the portrait taken in 2023 is very different. For this portrait, King Charles III and Queen Camilla enjoyed a closer shot. They’re also both smiling in the photo, appearing far more relaxed and casual than the previous portrait.